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  1. General DIY Discussions
    hi there I removed the old caulking from my shower, cleaned the area, and made sure everything was very dry. After applying the new silicone caulking, these bubbles have formed (behind?) the caulking. Is this a problem/should I remove and try again? I have not used the shower yet. Thanks in...
  2. Painting
    Why won't the caulk cure or harden? I applied a few beads of 100% Silicone caulk by GE to a doorframe inside my house. Eight days later it still is like a liquid, very greasy! I need to paint over it now but can't.
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi there, First time posting. I was caulking the 2in wide x 16ft long gap between my driveway and garage yesterday and I screwed it up. I cleared most debris out then put play sand as a base. Then I put foam backer in there but I suppose it wasn't deep enough. It was taking a lot of bottles of...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    Hi there, First time posting. I was caulking the 2in wide x 16ft long gap between my driveway and garage yesterday and I screwed it up. I cleared most debris out then put play sand as a base. Then I put foam backer in there but I suppose it wasn't deep enough. It was taking a lot of bottles of...
  5. Building & Construction
    Help with inexpensive & quick way to fix crack in wall Help with inexpensive & quick way to fix crack in wall. The crack in the wall is due to rain damage from 5+ years ago. The wall is white & I’m thinking I would be okay just covering it with spackle or caulking. Any ideas?
  6. General DIY Discussions
    I installed these baseboards less than 3 years ago. As you can tell I did something very wrong because they are a mess. Why is the wall paint coming off the caulking? I used paintable caulking. Why is the corner so gapped and damaged? Whats causing all the cracking at the top?
  7. Building & Construction
    The back of my house is solid brick with cantilevered decks and sliding glass doors leading out to the decks. Under each of the sliding glass doors there is a gap ranging from 1/4 inch to 1 inch between the wood and the brick. I was thinking of pushing foam backer rod in there and caulking over...
  8. How To Guides
    Hello everyone, This is for the novices out there. Many of you already have this stuff down or have your own methods. However, you MAY pick up something from caulking tips and tricks video that will be unique. I am also going to discuss a dripless caulking gun that I like. Again, maybe this...
  9. Painting
    what is best way fill the nail on new molding installation some nail heads are sticking out - can use nail punch but at times it slides and could damage the molding it self also there are joints in molding - crown / base / shoe which needs to be covered specially avoid shrinkage in winter...
  10. Windows and Doors
    Hi Folks, I need some helps on caulking on a sliding door frame. There is caulk between the bottom frame of the sliding door and a piece of base plate. I need to recaulk. I understand I should remove the old caulk. But it is almost impossible to do it. I mean I can't remove caulk between...
  11. Windows and Doors
    Realizing now that I am a total bonehead, I attempted to soundproof our bedroom window today by squirting black Lepage "Acousti-Seal" (acoustical sealant/caulking) along the window frame. What I have now is a window framed by a sticky, gummy mess that apparently never dries. 2 questions: 1)...
  12. Windows and Doors
    Hi all, Had a contractor via Lowes's (yeah, I know...) install a sliding door and I noticed a decent gap at the interior bottom moulding over the existing tile (see pic). I am not sure if/what they should have done (caulk look ok over the tile?) since it may be due to the irregular tile and...
  13. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I visited large professional tile store and purchased their sanded caulk for a shower. I removed very hard grout completely. Used almost all of the sanded caulk on each of the 4' edges of the shower (varing in size 1/16-3/8"). I waited 3 days after removing the grout that was cracked, stained...
  14. Plumbing
    I'm starting to research recaulking between my bathtub (cast iron with, I believe, the original porcelain enamel) and the ceramic wall tile. I had been planning to use GE Silicone II Bath & Kitchen caulk, but a friend is advising using Polyseamseal Tub and Tile Adhesive Caulk instead...
  15. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Need to re-caulk top edge of shower/bathtub, but the caulking along the side edges seems fine. Can I just redo the top edge, or do I need to remove and redo all the caulking all the way around, even if it seems fine, and redo everything?
  16. Plumbing
    Preface: please excuse the incorrect terminology for references to the various fixtures. My question is about best practices for waterproofing shower/bath fixtures, in particular: between the shower flange and wall, the flange and the shower arm, the escutcheons for the "handles" and the wall...
  17. Painting
    We had a 100 year old house with lead paint that is failing in many places. I had a contractor come over for an estimate. He said that after scraping and removing any loose paint he would then caulk the hard edges between the painted and unpainted surfaces. I am aware that sanding is usually...
  18. Building & Construction
    Hey Everyone! I am renovating a 100 year old frame house. The old wood siding I have been replacing with osb sheathing until I can afford siding. The old wood was so full or holes, rot, and splits it could not be saved. The windows were major issues. The problem I am having seems to be with...
  19. General DIY Discussions
    I just began re-caulking my bathroom. I haven't gotten very far...just now removing old caulk (silicone) with a razor blade. I don't know a whole lot about types of materials things are made of, but I will try my best to explain.... My best guess is the tub is coated steel (i can scrub the...
  20. Building & Construction
    hi, i was curious about product recommendations for caulking imperfections in cedar siding, as can be seen in the picture. perhaps some wood-colored caulk, if anyone knows of any. thanks
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