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Posted: 9/12/2010 2:02:21 PM EDT
What order do you caulk around tubs and windows?

Do you prime, paint, then caulk?

I am repainting my bathroom and want to make sure it lasts. Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 2:03:59 PM EDT
Cock last.
Don't paint your cock, when it shrinks and swells, tha paint will crack.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 3:33:40 PM EDT
1st post and all that.....
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 5:37:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bohr314:

Do you prime, paint, then caulk?


This is what I do.

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 5:41:57 AM EDT
I caulk, prime, paint.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:01:05 AM EDT
I paint, then prime, then paint again, then caulk, then paint, then caulk, then prime.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:10:39 AM EDT
Trim and most walls
Caulk, prime, paint
Caulk about 10 linear feet at a time and then wipe with a damp rag or sponge. The caulk practically disappears. Paint as usual. Wiping it smooth will leave a thin smear of caulk on the walls, paint after to make it disappear especially if you are using a wall color other than white.

Baths and showers and counters
prime, caulk, paint

Prime before you do the finish work like cabinets and counters and tile. Caulk where appropriate, wipe smooth. Paint over the caulk to make it disappear. Using clear caulk on counters.



To the earlier poster, If the caulk cracks, painted or unpainted, you have cracked caulk and it needs to be touched up anyways.

Dont use DAP, buy expensive caulk. Many previously good brand have turned to shit since the EPA made them go LOW VOC, and crack early.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:12:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Credge:
I paint, then prime, then paint again, then caulk, then paint, then caulk, then prime.




You caulk last. Reason being if you paint the caulk, you'll have a mess.
Plus caulk takes 24hrs to fully dry.
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