Friday, February 11, 2011
DIY Tip - No Old Caulk
When we moved into our home almost 6 years ago the baseboards were very dusty. Or so I thought. I could not vacuum, wipe, or wash off the dust on the top of most of the baseboards in the house. The dust was imbedded in the caulk.
I couldn’t figure this out. How would so much dust get on the baseboards in the short time it took to dry. And the caulking was still a bit gooey.
Well I did a little research on line and found out that caulking loses its ability to cure if it is too old. Once open the caulk is only good for about 2 weeks. Even caulk that has been on the shelf too long can be bad.
So I now only buy the amount of caulking I will use for the project. And I buy my caulking from a store that turns its inventory quickly.
Happy caulking and thanks for reading,