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Old 09-17-2009, 12:38 PM   #1
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Can paint over none-silicone caulk ((((

I bought painters caulk with no silicone in it. Applied it around the window frame, drywall corners, ... Let it dry of at least a day and then paint with water based latex paint. In few hours it will start to show up cracks along the caulked area (and nowhere else).

I know that there a couple of recommendation when you caulking:

- let it dry
- not apply 1/2 inch wide
- not during cold weather

I did all as suggested multiple times in different rooms with different caulks (all says printable on them), and different water based paints. All cracks. The only thing that works - Oil based paint. Which I don't want to use.

I talked to people in Lewis and other contractors and nobody heard of the problem. Please help I'm out of ideas....



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Old 09-17-2009, 05:04 PM   #2
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Can paint over none-silicone caulk ((((

What's cracking -- the paint or the caulk? What brand of paint are using? Did you prime before painting?


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