{Just a little tip to tide you over}

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>While i do have a couple of projects that i am working on right now, i don’t have any pics yet – although they are both almost finished!! Yipee, a “finished” project (yeah right, who am i kidding, they will be finished for about a week until i see something that i like better and MUST try, then it starts all over again!).

Anyways, i learned this little trick from a “MASTER caulker” – that is what my dad calls himself :) He has taught me a ton of stuff and definitely given me the confidence to tackle home improvement projects on my own. My mom and dad never hired anyone for anything (well…maybe the carpet layer, but i am sure he could do that too!). I think that growing up with DIY’ers has taught me that i can do whatever i set my little heart on (is that the saying?!)

Ok, so the “MASTER caulkers” tips are to keep a damp rag at all times and keep your finger damp. Make sure when you cut the tube of caulk cut it at an angle and don’t cut the hole too big. Also the best caulk gun eva is from Kwal Howell – that’s my humble opinion anyways – it doesn’t leak, and if you have a cheap gun you know what i mean. So just run a thin line of caulk down whatever you are caulking, get your finger damp from the rag, run your finger along the caulk line and wipe off your finger. Repeat…

So why am i telling you all of this? Because i like to paint…a lot, and then repaint again, and sometimes even again (ok, sometimes even a fourth time!). Well, with all that painting i HATE to tape – i REFUSE to tape. For me, taping takes as much time as the actual painting itself. So the best way to make all that painting look good is by caulking when you are done – it just makes it look finished. Normally people will re caulk the baseboards, but the “MASTER caulker” has taught me to caulk the space between the ceiling and the wall. It makes the paint line disappear and softens it all up – it makes it look BEE-U-TIF-FULL!!

I tried to get a good pic, but this room has no natural light, but i am sure you get the idea – really you need to try it in your own space to see the difference.

**Edited to add – i use white caulk because i have white ceilings**

Wow, that was a really long post about caulk…!!