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drew2000 07-03-2013 06:36 PM

Caulk question: Paint first or caulk first then paint?
 
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Hi All,
I have a coat closet that has a shelf. Some of the joints are caulked, and I will need to strip out the caulk and re-caulk.

Should I caulk the joints first, and then paint on top the caulk?

Or should I paint first, and then caulk on top of the paint?

I know it could probably go either way, but what is the correct order?

Thanks,
Drew

sublime2 07-03-2013 06:58 PM

You'll have a cleaner look by painting then caulking.

kwikfishron 07-03-2013 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by sublime2 (Post 1211179)
You'll have a cleaner look by painting then caulking.

Are you sure about that???

sublime2 07-03-2013 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by kwikfishron (Post 1211188)

Are you sure about that???

Are you????

kwikfishron 07-03-2013 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by sublime2 (Post 1211194)
Are you????

Yep...Why would you caulk trim after paint?

joecaption 07-03-2013 08:10 PM

Something does not look right in that picture.
It looks like someone installed the backer board, then butted the sheetrock to the top of it instead installing the backer over it.
If this was bare new sheetrock I would have suggested prime, paint two finish coats then install the backer.
If this is painting over old paint then clean off the old caulking, apply new then paint over the caulking.

Matthewt1970 07-03-2013 08:37 PM

You look to already have a heavy bead of caulk that is cracking most likely due to something being loose or flexing quite a bit. Unless you fix it more caulk is just going to crack again. And you always caulk before you paint and if whenever possible let the caulk dry overnight.

jeffnc 07-03-2013 08:57 PM

It's possible to do either. Unless you can run a perfect caulk line, caulk first and paint second. Unless you can't run a straight paint line, then you're in trouble :wink:

Matthewt1970 07-03-2013 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffnc (Post 1211248)
It's possible to do either. Unless you can run a perfect caulk line, caulk first and paint second. Unless you can't run a straight paint line, then you're in trouble :wink:

No, most caulk actually needs to be painted. It will do nothing but collect dirt and yellow over time.

biggles 07-03-2013 09:29 PM

BEHR..Deck Over experience
 
sorry mis threaded

spraygunn 07-03-2013 10:00 PM

Hey biggles,
For concrete use self leveling polyurethane caulk.

cdaniels 07-03-2013 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1211210)
Something does not look right in that picture.
It looks like someone installed the backer board, then butted the sheetrock to the top of it instead installing the backer over it.
If this was bare new sheetrock I would have suggested prime, paint two finish coats then install the backer.
If this is painting over old paint then clean off the old caulking, apply new then paint over the caulking.

HUH?:eek: looks like the crack is on top of a closet shelf bracket to me.Make sure the board is secured so it doesn't move anymore,get the loose caulk out and caulk then paint.Make sure the caulk is dry first.

ToolSeeker 07-04-2013 07:52 AM

Maybe I'm wrong (probably) but as straight as that crack is it really looks like a drywall seam. A lot of guys use leftover pieces in closets. Make sure nothing is moving or loose either side of crack. Looks like a kinda big crack for just caulk.

jagans 07-04-2013 11:28 PM

Dont caulk that at all just trim it with a piece of 1/4 round, set and putty the nails and paint it. It looks unfinished.

RWolff 07-05-2013 01:48 AM

Paint doesnt stick to caulks like the 100% silicones, the other caulks are in my opinion somewhat "iffy" since caulk is flexible and can stretch with movement, paint wont.


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