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Old 07-03-2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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Caulk question: Paint first or caulk first then paint?


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?

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

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You'll have a cleaner look by painting then caulking.
Are you sure about that???
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Yep...Why would you caulk trim after paint?
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
No, most caulk actually needs to be painted. It will do nothing but collect dirt and yellow over time.
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Hey biggles,
For concrete use self leveling polyurethane caulk.
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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? 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.
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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.
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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.
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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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