When hiring a contractor, insist on a complete written contract. Know exactly what work will be done, the quality of materials that will be used, warranties, timetables, the names of any subcontractors, the total price of the job and the schedule of payments.
Applying caulk can get messy. Here’s how to ensure a smooth, clean finished appearance:
– Choose the right caulk for your project. Do you need interior, exterior, mildew-resistant, paintable or
– Cut the tip of the caulk tube at an angle. Cut the tip so that the bead of caulk will not be wider than 1/4 inch.
– For best results, before starting your project, use a scrap piece of paper to practice so you can get used to the caulk’s application rate.
– Finish off by smoothing the caulk with a slightly wet finger, damp rag, or slightly wet caulking tool; this will ensure the nicest finished appearance.