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Offline jyarbrou

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Re: Caulking Recommendations
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2018, 11:49 AM »
I usually strip, sand, prime, caulk, prime again, then topcoat. If the trim is in good shape I may not go with the second primer coat. I don't mind the extra time since I only do this for my own home and not for a paycheck.
-Eric

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Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Caulking Recommendations
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2018, 11:52 AM »
Wow you go all out!  I'm lazy - the only reason I'm doing is it because I hate seeing how ugly the crack is every time I walk up the steps.
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Caulking Recommendations
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2018, 11:55 AM »
Wow you go all out!  I'm lazy - the only reason I'm doing is it because I hate seeing how ugly the crack is every time I walk up the steps.

Easy way out---add more Alex on top of the existing. It will hide the gap.

Tom

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Caulking Recommendations
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2018, 04:38 PM »
I will likely just caulk over some of the areas where the cracking isn't as bad with Big Stretch.
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Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Caulking Recommendations
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2018, 04:48 PM »
Thanks again for all the advice and suggestions.

I finally got around to applying the first round of Big Stretch Caulking.  The application and cleanup was a piece of cake.  The first flight of steps that I re-caulked look great to me.  I'm actually really happy that I don't have to see that nasty old cracked caulk line every time I walk up the steps.  Now I just need to re-do the caulking on the next 2 sets of steps/floors.
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