"Crown molding ceiling gap happens because the rough lumber behind the drywall shrinks. It can be prevented by nailing the ceiling molding to the ceiling allowing it to float up and down on the wall." Why is There a Crown Molding Gap at Ceiling? Ceiling molding, or crown molding, can pull away from the ceiling Read More »
Gutter Leak Repair Spray TIPS "If it looks too good to be true, then ...." Old gutters used to be soldered WATCH gutter seal video below Modern sealants do a great job if aluminum is cleaned first CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Seal the Connections Aluminum gutters and downspouts are prone Read More »
Paint will not hide the gap between the wall and the baseboard. Caulking is required to cover the gap. Knowing how to caulk baseboards will make for a professional looking job. Caulk and a caulking gun is all you need for applying caulk.
Removing caulk to replace it because of mold and mildew is a time consuming job. The good news is that the replacement caulk can now contain a mildewcide to kill mildew off. Some of these are colored caulks that come with lifetime guarantees.
Last night while helping my wife Kathy get dinner ready she said, "I saw one of your peers on a national news morning show today." (This was from my December 8, 2015 Newsletter.) "Really? What was he showing?" "He was talking about these caulks where you can actually caulk your window to the frame to Read More »
Mike Flannery is in Denver, CO. But he's perplexed about caulking the trim in a staircase. Here's his full report, albeit abbreviated: "Crack between moulding and top of stair risers indoors. Original caulk cracked. Looked sloppy. Removed caulk. 1/8 in gap. Idea is to put spline in gap as backing prior to re-caulk and then painting. Read More »
Quick Column Summary: Large crack where ceiling meets wall Cracks develop when attic trusses lose moisture and bow Fix with inexpensive L-brackets Caulk to complete DEAR TIM: I think my house might be falling down. In the past few weeks, a large crack has formed where the ceiling meets the walls in my home. We’ve Read More »
If you have to remove caulk, a razor blade might be the tool of choice. Depending on the type of caulk installed, and how recently it was installed, you might be able to loosen it up before trying to remove the caulk sealant.
Leaks around the tub can be due to bad caulking or missing caulk. Preparation is one of the most important tips when using tub caulk. The tub and wall tiles must be clean and dry before applying the caulk.