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Old 06-24-2010, 05:43 AM   #1
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I just got done framing in and installing new garage doors. I was using caulking to fill in all of the screw holes and corners in the garage door jamb. I plan on painting the jambs white to match the doors.

I have a box full of caulking and could have sworn that I grabbed some paintable stuff, but upon further inspection, I used non-paintable caulking on one of the jambs...

I never tried painting non-paintable caulking, but I am guessing that it can't be painted. Any suggestions on how to do this, or am I going to be ripping out caulking?

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Yes,Rip it out----Doesn't that just make your day!

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Not sure about exterior but for interior painting you can brush on a thin coat of contact cement, let it dry and then paint.
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Not sure about exterior but for interior painting over silicone just brush on a thin coat of contact cement, let dry, then paint.
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Wow, that's awesome. I just bought contact cement an hour ago for something else, how convenient. Have you done this personally, Canada? I'll be brushing it on tonight.
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Yep, customer caulked window frames accidentally with silicone and I asked a painter friend about it. Worked great.

PS..sorry about the double response...I keep getting "diagnose problems" when I send replies


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