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Style Organization’s How To – Keeping Drafts Out With Caulk

Style Organization's How To Guide Caulk
Style Organization’s How To Guide – Caulk

I find caulk one of the best and most economical products for sealing up the house and stopping drafts from entering. I use a caulking gun to run a bead of caulk to close up joint cracks. It also comes in colours and in clear. Be aware that silicone is very sticky.
You will need the following:

  1. Tube of caulk
  2. Caulking gun
  3. Wooden skewer
  4. Scissors
  5. Damp sponge
  6. Small bucket of water
  7. Scraper

Make sure area to be caulked is clean and dry. You may need to clean out any old caulk and debris first. Place caulk tube in the gun and cut the nozzle at an angle. Now you can select how big you want the caulk bead to be. Push the wooden skewer in to break the seal and gently press gun handle until caulk appears at the tip. Run the caulk along the crack and if you make a mess take the damp sponge and follow the line to smooth. Use the water to clean the sponge periodically to continue giving a smooth finish. You will notice instantly the draft has gone. This helps you in saving on your heating bills and will help in the summer too.

Author:

The work version I am a versatile client-focused professional with wide-ranging experience in organizing, coaching and motivating with the ability to multi-task whatever the situation. My company, Style Organization is committed to helping people through strategies that assist in moving them forward positively with humour and energy. The Social Version is the same just substitute family & friends for clients and colleagues. I enjoy all the fine things in life, reading, theater, opera, gardening, cooking, entertaining, fashion, travel, anything vintage and adores good company. I am presently still restoring and renovating a 1928 Tudor Revival house.

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