4 Tips for Baseboard Caulk Application

When you install a baseboard in a room, you will need to apply some caulking to the edges. This caulking will help to hide gaps between the wall and the baseboards. When applied correctly, it will give a uniform appearance and give the baseboard a finished look.

1. Cut off Tip Correctly

Caulking comes in a tube with a long plastic spout at the end. This spout ends in a point and needs to be cut of. About 1/4-inch away from the tip of the tube cut the tip at a 45-degree angle.

2. Hold Caulking Gun Correctly

Once you have the tube ready for the caulking application, hold the cut at a 45-degree angle on the seam you are going to fill. Hold the handle of the gun up with the tip downward.

3. Squeeze Handle

Squeeze the handle of the caulking gun in a consistent manner and gradually slide the gun along the joint. Keep part of the tip in contact with the joint at all times.

4. Clean off Excess

Apply the caulking bead in sections of 2 to 3 feet at a time. Release the handle of the caulking gun and hold away from the work area. Wipe off any excess caulking before starting with another section.