The Five Best Practices for Smoothing a Caulk Bead

Alright, you've gotten past the hard part- the tedious application process- but it's not over yet! A caulk bead isn't fully adhered to the surface or attractive until it has been tooled or smoothed within the joint. Follow the five best practices below to ensure you get a durable, aesthetically pleasing bead.

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Prevent Caulk Over-flow in One Step

With modern industry innovations, some caulking guns now come with a no-drip feature that prevents the pressure of the gun from pushing too much caulk out. However, if you are stuck with an old school caulk gun, one easy trick will prevent caulk over flow.

How to Repair Tiny Thumb Tack Holes in Your Wall

So you just got a brand spanking new apartment and you are all excited to paint your walls the color that best expresses you. Then you spot some tiny wall buzz-killers called thumb tack holes and all seems lost. These nearly microscopic holes occur when thumbtacks or small push pins are used to hang pictures or posters. Fortunately, these types of holes can be easily repaired and blended into the surrounding wall so you can paint with confidence. All you need is a finger, some lightweight spackling, and a damp rag!