How to Caulk ,Seal and Weather-Proof your Home.- Caulking Sinks and Countertops
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Hi, I’m Joe Wise owner of Built Wise Construction in Orlando, Florida.
Now that the area around the sink and countertop are dry, we’re going to show you how to caulk. Now see what area that have kind of popped up while we we’re gone. So I’m going to take my razor knife, just hit it off quickly and get that cleaned up, so that we’ll be ready to caulk.
This is where your sponge is going to come in, you’re just going to dampen your sponge, put a little water on it, squeeze it out. You don’t want it to be soaking wet, you just want it to be damp. We’re going to take the cap off of the caulk. I always use a good grade caulks. Some of the caulks have a micro band on them and other agents keep mold and mildew from coming up in your caulk lines, and it’s always a good idea to use that for extra perfection. You don’t want the mold and mildew spores in your home.
So right now, we had cut this previous and we’re just going to put a bead right between the sink and the countertop. You don’t need a whole lot, if you put too much, it’s not actually a good thing. So what we’ll do more rather is we’re just go get the back splash here. Even though this got a piece of vinyl on it, we still want to hit this little area right here where it meets the back splash. And normally you can either take your sponge and go around this, or you can just take it your finger. I’ve come from the old school, I kind of like the finger method.
Get that cleaned up, get all the excess off of it, then we’ll go into where back splash area. I put a little too much caulk on it there and it just starts to build up on it, you just have to wipe it off.
One thing good about using latex caulk is it cleans up with water real simply. So you just run a little water on it, get your sponge cleaned up. You probably don’t want to use this sink for about a 24-hour period. Give this caulk a good time to set up and dry so it adheres properly.
And while that caulk is drying, we’re going to go out and show you how to caulk around windows.