For a Lasting Paint Job – Choose the Correct Caulk

Using a high performance caulk to seal all gaps and cracks is a very important part of exterior painting. Plus, with interior applications it adds a decorative touch to painted woodwork.

There is a caulk for every type of surface and every possible job you are planning. Modern sealants have incredible elongation characteristics, are resistant to temperature extremes and harsh weather.

The use of sealants is a great way to save money and help the environment. In the summer the hot air can get into your home. In the winter the warmed air can leave your home. This is not good for your wallet.

Leaking causes your air conditioner or furnace to work harder and more often. Putting extra load on these appliances. This also adds to the wear and tear and premature death of this expensive equipment. Plus, the gaps and cracks around the exterior of your windows and doors can let in water. This water will cause damage to your walls and peel the paint. Also mold and insects can enter the walls through the same cracks.

Exterior caulking is one of the most important preparation steps before painting while interior caulking is often considered decorative, but applying the highest quality sealants to these areas is an important step of many house painting projects.

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Siliconized Acrylic Caulk

High quality siliconized acrylic caulk is a good choice for many interior or exterior painting projects. This type of caulking remains flexible over a wide range of temperatures. ...
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Polyurethane Caulk is Excellent

By Dave Danielson (Vancouver, Canada)
Have you ever pealed strips of silicon or silicon-based caulking after a few years? You know, when it easily pulls off like a long elastic band? Not a good seal any more, ...
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100% Silicone Caulk

100% silicone caulking is an incredible performer. It will outlast many standard types of caulking and hold up to any abuse. Typically has the best elongation characteristics and ...
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Recommended Sites For More House Painting Tips

Here is a site worth visiting, Jack Pauhl's blog. Jack has a wide assortment of great painting information. He recently told me he has 10 years worth of writing to put on his blog. Imagine that! A definite must see site.

Another great site is www.ownerbuilderonline.com. It has great information if you are building your own home.

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