The Secret to Getting Smoother Caulk Application

See a new way to getting a good bead on a caulking tube

Family Handyman

I used to cut caulk tube nozzles at an angle to get a nice bead in corners. The problem was, when I had to switch direction while caulking, the cut edge was in the wrong place to continue the bead. My solution is to cut the nozzle straight and then round it smooth on all sides with an abrasive pad or a nylon carpet scrap. Just rub the cut edge for a minute or so until it’s smooth. Now you can caulk in any direction with a nice, continuous bead. Give it a try for smoother caulking! — Brian Flynn