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  • Good to the Last Drop

    Coffee isn’t the only thing that’s “good to the last drop.” Lots of usable stuff gets tossed well before it’s used up — like caulking, for instance. Here’s how to get the most out of every tube....

    • Posted June 27, 2014
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    Caulking like the pros do

    Caulking inside corners and along trim is no problem. But sealing long outside corners is another matter. Today you’ll learn how pros keep outside corner goo running straight and true. When sealing outside corners, pros keep caulk...

    • Posted June 26, 2014
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  • The Perfect Caulking Technique Pt.2

    When you apply caulk, is the bead uneven and bumpy? Lumpy like a string of pearls? In this part of our series on caulking technique, we tell you how and why pros are “smooth” applicators. In a...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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    The Perfect Caulking Technique Pt.1

    When caulking, all you do is fill the crack, right? Wrong! Proper application calls for more. In part one of our series about caulking technique, we learn two sides are better than three. For inside-corner seams and...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • Keep Your Caulking Warm

    Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, who invented mercury thermometers and after whom our temperature measurement scale is named, was born in 1686. With temperatures steadily rising, it’s time again for exterior repairs and maintenance. But some caulking and adhesives...

    • Posted May 4, 2014
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    4 Easy Steps to Removed that Bathroom Mildew Buildup

    Question About a year ago I re-glued some loose tiles in the shower of my master bathroom and re-grouted the remainder of the tiles. At the bottom where the tile meets the shower pan, I applied silicone...

    • Posted April 15, 2014
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    Redwood Gutter Lining

    Question What can I use to line redwood gutters so I can avoid separation at joints? Ray Answer “Oh, what sweet agony the preservation of antiquity”. First, butyl caulk the seams, cracks and other leak points –...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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  • Caulking for Metal Gutters
    Gutter Leaks

    Question I have metal rain gutters that leak at a couple of the joints. What can I do to stop the leaks? P.J. Answer The most effective way to patch a leak at the seam of a...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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  • Temporary Weather Stripping to Whither the Weather

    If drafty windows and doors are sending chills down your spine and your utility bill is soaring, we have just what the doctor ordered. Temporary weather stripping! You will really like this stuff if you have ever caulked a...

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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    Using Silicone

    Question Some cracks in my stucco have been patched, but they keep coming back. The crack filler the painter used is crumbling. He said there isn’t anything he can do. How can I make a permanent patch?...

    • Posted March 4, 2014
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