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Someone caulking a window.
Caulking 101

Caulking around your bathroom is a necessity, and the process of doing it is broken down into easy steps here!

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10 Insider Caulking Tips for the Perfect Seal

These 10 tips will help you lay a perfect bead of caulk for a superior seal, keeping water from wreaking havoc on your home.

Using a caulking gun, sealant is applied along the edge of a piece of baseboard trim.
How to Apply Caulk Properly

Do you know the right technique for applying caulking? Check out these four steps and get it right every time.

A caulking gun.
Preparation for Sealing and Caulking

Clean out the old caulk before starting.

A smooth rod caulk gun, loaded with a cylinder and ready to use.
Caulks and Sealants: Choosing the Right Type

Caulking comes in a lot of types, and if you don't know your way around them, you might pick the wrong one for your project.

A tire track on asphalt.
Asphalt Sealant: Oil-based or Water-based?

They vary in look and function.

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Applying Leak Sealant to Central Heating

Leaks are never a good thing.

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What is Elastomeric Sealant?

It is a must for some DIY projects.

Someone uses sealant.
How to Properly Apply Mastic Sealant

Your bathroom or kitchen project may use it.

Fiberglass epoxy.
How to Apply Fiberglass Epoxy

Fiberglass epoxy is easy to apply with a kit.

crack in concrete
Applying Elastomeric Caulk for Concrete

Get the right caulk for the job, and seal the deal.

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Sealant Tape vs Caulking

Sealant tape is one item you shouldn’t be without in your home. This multipurpose tape is a useful

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Applying Adhesive Caulk

It can be a messy and time consuming job.

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Caulk Gun Tips

Caulking prevents moisture damage.

A bathroom.
How to Paint Over Acrylic Sealant

It will need to be painted in remodels.

Spackling.
Spackling Compound vs Spackling Paste

What's the difference?

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Applying Plastic Sealant to Bond Plastic and Metal

Plastic sealant serves as a protective layer and adhesive.

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Types and Uses of Caulk and Glazing Compounds

Types of Caulking and Glazing Compounds Silicone Rubber: lasts 12 to 30 years or more and offers the

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Caulking Glossary

Acrylic: A type of synthetic polymer that is generally very resistant to degradation (oxidation, UV,

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Fire Caulk Installation

Fire caulk installation is a process that is governed by federal, state and local building codes, as

A worker caulking around the edge of a window.
How to Apply Silicone Rubber Sealant to Windows

Fix any gaps around the edges of your window and stop the drafts from driving up your energy bills.

person with a pink glove pointing toward the mildew along the caulk around the bathtub
Tile Caulk Cleaning and Whitening

You can remove stains and mildew to make your tilework look more inviting.

A tube of silicone caulk dispensing on a tile floor.
How to Remove and Replace Silicone Caulk

Remove old, ineffective caulk before apply a fresh sealant.

A man uses water putty.
8 Best Uses for Water Putty

Water putty is a powder mixed with water to create a paste.

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Applying Spray Sealant to Roofs

You can apply spray sealant to it on your own.

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Color Caulking Tips

Colored caulking allows you to create a cohesive look.

silicone leaking out of a caulking gun
Removing Sealant: Silicone Residue Removal Tips

It can be tricky to remove.

Linseed oil.
Using Boiled Linseed Oil as Concrete Floor Sealant

Boiled linseed oil is an effective and affordable sealant.

A man uses spackling compound on a wall
8 Tips for Applying Spackling Compound

Spackling compound is a sealing material.

applying sealant to amber-colored ceramic tile
Pros and Cons to Mastic Sealant

There are many uses that mastic sealant is perfect for, but one sealant doesn't solve every problem.

Fiberglass on a black background.
How to Mix Fiberglass Resin

It is important that you mix fiberglass resin in small batches.

A sprayed sealant.
Everything You Need to Know About Using Metal Sealant for Painted Metal

A metal sealant can help protect metal products from corrosion.

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Avoiding Concrete Sealant Fumes

Concrete sealant performs an important function but requires caution when applying

Fiberglass
4 Best Uses for Fiberglass Resin

Fiberglass resin is a synthetic material manufactured by combining alcohols and organic acids.

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Applying Roof Sealant to Mobile Homes

Your mobile home may develop leaks over time.

Slats of laminate flooring laying in a pile on a blue cloth.
Applying Floor Sealant to Floating Laminate Flooring

Always make sure your laminate flooring has been treated with sealant so your investment lasts.

How to Safely Remove Silicone Adhesive Sealant from Skin

Follow these steps to safely remove silicone sealant from your skin.

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How to Load a Caulking Gun

There are numerous types of caulk, including silicon, acrylic, latex, rubber and oil-based, and the easiest

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Repairing Foundation Cracks with Concrete Caulk

If you have tried caulking, and not had much success then you may consider applying a layer of concrete

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Polyurethane Caulking Removal

Polyurethane caulking bonds very well and has a rubbery, paintable texture once applied. It can be very

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How Acoustic Sealants Work

You can apply acoustic sealants to gaps around a room, such as around window frames, joint cracks or

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Determining RTV Silicone Sealant Cure Time

RTV silicone sealant is a strong adhesion used for sealing and filling gaps. It is chemical and fluid-resistant

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What Type of Metal Sealant to Use for Various Metals

There are many types of metal sealants on the market, many of which are designed to be used with specific

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Preserving Old Brick Walls with Brick Sealant

Bricks are a highly porous building material, and if you are experiencing leaks you may consider applying