My caulk lines have never been particularly good…unless you compare them to my husbands caulk lines, then mine look amazing. I’ve always hated doing a project (like baseboards, for example) and having them look perfect up until the caulking part when everything gets all crooked and sad. THEN I ran across this tip, this one simple trick, and it totally rocked my caulking world. It’s so simple that I am in awe that I never thought of it, rather I’ve used a plethora of objects trying and fix crooked caulk lines (like q-tips and toothpicks and wet paper towels). So even though this isn’t an original idea, I just had to come pass it along to my readers and save y’all from future caulk-induced headaches. So, without further adieu….how to caulk like a pro.
First, take painters tape and place it next to (but not right up against) to the area you are caulking. (In this instance I am caulking the trim around my new plank walls. )
Then, place a bead of caulk along the crack and smooth it with your finger.
Then – while it’s still wet – pull up your tape!
BAM. Perfect caulk lines.
You are welcome.