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Old 03-29-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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how to cover caulking marks?

Hi everyone, i have checked out your blogs for months now, and finally decided to join. OK my question is, i have been redoing my kitchen for the past month 1/2...awful trouble painting my cabinets....long story, but anyway, the main issue now is i went w/ semi-gloss paint, which i love the sheen, but now everywhere i have caulked looks awful, i tried to sand out the caulk but it seems to gumm up....any suggestions? Desperate help, just want to get finished!!


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Old 03-29-2009, 06:18 PM   #2
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Maybe you can post pics of the problem you are having? I'm having trouble picturing it.



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Old 03-29-2009, 06:25 PM   #3
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You will need to remove the caulking. What type did you use and where? When applying the cauling again, tape off both edges and tool the caulking with a metal spoon dipped in denatured alcohol to give a perfect smooth joint.
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:52 PM   #4
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Looking awful is kinda vague, what looks awful about it?
Does it look thick and much too noticeable?
Or is the paint alligatoring where you caulked, or not sticking?
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:43 PM   #5
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When we caulk we always use a wet rag to remove any edges. Its difficult to remove these edges once they have been painted over. You can try a very sharp scraper. Remove the caulk and sand area smooth. Just remember after you caulk an open joint, smooth with finger, then wipe with a wet rag removing excess caulk. Good luck.
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