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How To Caulk Trim

Have you ever wondered about How to Caulk Trim? Maybe you avoided this step because you didn't know how to do it. Or maybe you thought it was too hard.

It's so much easier than you think. I promise.

Many times the gaps between joints in your trim aren't noticeable because of the dark color of the wood. Once you paint it a lighter color, the contrast stands out. You do have the choice of leaving it, but caulking will make all the difference in the look of your project.

(In the spirit of full disclosure, there may be affiliate links in this article, which means that I may get a tiny commission if you decide to purchase anything through those links. I only recommend products & services that I would use and love myself, so I know you’ll be in good hands.)


I've made this quick video tutorial that shows you How to Caulk Trim.

A couple of things to keep in mind.

1) Cut the tip of your Caulk Tube with a Utility Knife, but make sure you only take off a small part. You want a very small bead of caulk. You can always take off more later, but for now, less is more.

2) Cut the tip at a 45 degree angle. You want an angle to the tip.

3) Apply a small bead of Caulk in between the gaps.

4) Smooth out with your finger or sponge.

5) Wipe off the excess with a Paper Towel.

See what a difference a little Caulk will make. It will take your projects from looking Unfinished to Professional.

By the way, this trim is just a portion of our Bathroom Remodel. Below is the "Before". Watch for more renovations and DIY projects to come.




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