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  1. Caulking: Pro Tips

    Whether you're caulking a siding, a bathtub or exterior doors, it's important to fill gaps completely and lay a neat caulk line. A pro shares his tips for getting great results.

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  1. How to Remove Caulk Easily

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    Simplify old, moldy caulk removal by applying special caulk remover over the caulk to soften it and break the bond. Then simply scrape the old caulk away.

  2. Matching Grout Colors and Caulk Colors

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    Can't find a caulk color to match your grout? Here's how to custom mix your own caulk so it's a "dead-on" match

  3. How to Caulk a Tub Surround

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    Don't put up with dark stains and mold in your tub or shower. You can replace old caulk in less than an hour at almost no cost. You can quickly hone caulking skills and come up with first-class results.

  4. How to Caulk Concrete

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    For long-lasting concrete crack repair, fill wide cracks with foam backer rod before caulking. And use a caulk formulated for concrete.

  5. Caulking Concrete Cracks

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    Seal cracks in concrete with durable urethane caulk . It'll keep water out and protect your foundation and walks from further cracking and eroding. You can do it in less than a half hour.

  6. How to Soundproof a Room

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    Cut down on the noise coming into—or going out of—your living area with these proven sound-dampening materials and techniques.

  7. Plug Leaky Ducts

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    Sealing leaky joints in heating, ventilating and air conditioning ducts is a simple, cheap DIY project that can reduce your energy costs by hundreds of dollars a years.

Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Caulk a Bathtub - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    If the caulk around your tub is peeling, damaged, or stained, it's time to remove it and start over. Here's how to caulk a bathtub so that you avoid problems of mildew and rot.

  2. How to Caulk

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - home-renovation - featured

    I recently noticed that our bathtub had no caulk around it, it had been caulked before but since then it has all worn off... Anyway it's time for more caulk , and I thought I'd make an Instructable on it. What You'll Need 1. a caulk tube 2. a caulk gun 3. some paper towels you can pick up both a ... ...

  3. How to Preserve an Open Caulk Tube

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    FromRon Hazelton's Housecalls - Projects & Tips

    Have you finished a caulking job and discovered that you still have a significant amount of caulk left in the tube that you don't want to waste? This simple tip can preserve that unused caulk ... at least for a while. Take an electrical wire nut and simply screw it on the end of the caulk tube. ...

  4. How to Remove and Replace Caulk Around Doors and Windows

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    FromRon Hazelton's Housecalls - Projects & Tips

    You know the joint between your door and window frames on the side of your house is a place where water, drafts, even insects can enter your home. Now typically those are sealed with caulk .  But after years of exposure to sunlight and weather, well that caulk can fail, just like this.  The first ...

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Caulk Walls for Painting a Room

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    Learn how to caulk a wall for painting a room.

  2. Caulk - Caulking Woodwork Cracks

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    Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates how to get professional painting results by caulking all cracks between woodwork and walls.

  3. Caulking Gaps for Smooth Seams

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    Travis Larson, from the Family Handyman magazine, explains how to caulk joints between wood and drywall to get a smooth finish.

  4. How to Paint Exterior Wood Trim

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    Need to do some painting around the house? Here's a short, step-by-step video that shows how to prepare the surface and paint exterior wood trim.

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Blog Posts

  1. Use Butter To Clean Caulk From Your Hands

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    FromAsk the Builder

    How to use butter to clean your hands after using non-water-soluble caulk .

  2. Milwaukee M12 Cordless Caulking And Adhesive Gun

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

    Milwaukee M12 Cordless Caulk and Adhesive Gun The new Milwaukee M12 Cordless Caulk and Adhesive Gun is advertised as being 40% lighter than competitive cordless caulk guns.  Powered by the M12... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  3. How to drywall: A finishing shortcut

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    FromDIY Advice Blog

    Most home improvement shortcuts lead to trouble. But here’s one that makes drywall finishing faster without regrets later: In closets and other low-priority areas, don’t tape and mud inside corners. Instead, caulk them. I first tried this...( read more )

  4. The Wurst Projects: Bigass Draft Board

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    FromDIY Diva

    I’m going to have to apologize in advance for all of the puns I think I’m going to make in this post but, 1.) I’m...

  5. Check It Off The List: Reglazing the Broken Basement Window

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    FromDIY Diva

    For some reason, this project was the DIY equivalent of how I feel about doing the dishes. One of those things I knew had to be done, but that I...

  6. New Homeowner Survival Kit

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    FromDIY Diva

    This week one of my dearest friends– a girl who has stuck by me on my crazy DIY journey since the day she helped me rip the stink-carpet out of...

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