There’s nothing more annoying than trying to apply caulk at an awkward angle and leaving it as an awkward mess.
But one painter and decorator shared her clever, simple trick to getting a smooth and even finish every time you caulk.
“It’s just a little trick for the do-it-yourselfers,” Joanne Hay said over a video shared on her TikTok page.
“When you have gaps like this at awkward angles, you may find it difficult to get a nice finish with decorator’s joint compound.
“So we show you how to get a nice smooth finish.”
In the video, she showed how to apply joint compound where the stair rail connects to the bottom post.
“Put your caulk where you need it,” she said.
“Then use a small brush, put it in some cold water and just tap off the excess, and then use the brush to just smooth it out and get a nice smooth and even finish.”
As she did so, the wet brush smoothed out the grout and left it looking clean and tidy.
“You can use this method for all your caulking,” she added in the video, before writing in a comment pinned to the clip, “This method can be used for any caulking or for baseboards etc that come with.” be wiped off with a damp sponge.”
“How do you always know what jobs I’m going to do? It’s like magic!” a DIY fan friend commented on the video.
To which Joanne replied, “I try to do the jobs that I know people struggle with.”
“Your account is literally a godsend,” wrote another, while another person added, “Such a queen – you’ve helped me so much!”
And another commented: “I needed this so much!! My house is still in the adjustment phase.
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