How to caulk your moulding, trim and baseboards in 5 easy steps.

STEP 1: Use the right caulk before you paint moulding and trim for beautiful results.

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How to caulk your moulding, trim and baseboards in 5 easy steps.

STEP 1: Use the right caulk before you paint moulding and trim for beautiful results.

For a lasting finish around moulding, baseboards and trim, apply a paintable silicone caulk before you paint. GE-branded paintable silicone caulks create a flexible, paintable finish that never shrinks or cracks. Acrylic caulks and so-called "silicone-tough" acrylics can harden, crack and pull away from wood as they expand and contract over time, creating gaps and leading to an unsightly finish in your rooms.



STEP 2: Open the tube and seal.

Cut nozzle of your caulk tube to the desired bead size. Pierce inner seal with seal punch found on most caulk guns. Insert cartridge into caulk gun. Squeeze with even, consistent pressure in order to control the rate the caulk is dispensed from the tube.

TIP: Apply masking tape to either side of a joint to create a straight edge before applying caulk to your moulding, trim or baseboards.


STEP 3: Fill edges and gaps.

Apply caulk along the edges and joints of your moulding, trim or baseboards.

TIP: Caulk moulding and trim from top to bottom. Start by laying a bead on the top edge of your moulding, then work your way down to avoid smudging your fresh caulk.





STEP 4: Smooth the seal.

Use your finger to smooth caulk into joint within two to five minutes.

TIP: If you applied masking tape in the previous step, remove immediately after smoothing the seal.


STEP 5: Clean up.

Before the caulk around your moulding, trim or baseboards cures, wipe away excess sealant on surface, hands and tools with a dry cloth.


Recommended Products

GE Silicone II Paintable Silicone caulk combines the outstanding durability and adhesion performance of 100% silicone with the paintability of acrylic. GE Silicone II caulk can be painted with a brush or roller after just 30 minutes, or spray painted immediately. Some paintable acrylic caulk requires as long as two hours before painting and 24 hours to cure.

Paint jobs won't be delayed waiting for caulk to cure with Supreme Paintable Silicone Window & Door caulk. It's easy to apply and tool, can be spray painted immediately, or can be brush- and roller-painted in as little as 30 minutes. Supreme Paintable Silicone Window & Door caulk helps you achieve pro-like results and minimizes the wait to save you time.

Regardless of skill level, anyone can achieve professional-looking, long-lasting results when caulking trim and moulding with Supreme Paintable Silicone Kitchen & Bath caulk. Its smooth texture allows for easy shaping and smoothing, without being sticky or stringy, and can be brush- or roller-painted in as little as 30 minutes. Supreme Paintable Silicone Kitchen & Bath caulk minimizes the wait to save you time and get the job done faster.

Where to Buy

Find GE-branded paintable silicone caulk near you.

How Much Do I Need?

One 10.1 ounce tube is enough to caulk 51 linear feet with a 3/16" bead.

SHOPPING LIST

See a list of materials you'll need for your kitchen caulking project.

Recommended Products

GE Silicone II Paintable Silicone caulk combines the outstanding durability and adhesion performance of 100% silicone with the paintability of acrylic. GE Silicone II caulk can be painted with a brush or roller after just 30 minutes, or spray painted immediately. Some paintable acrylic caulk requires as long as two hours before painting and 24 hours to cure.

Paint jobs won't be delayed waiting for caulk to cure with Supreme Paintable Silicone Window & Door caulk. It's easy to apply and tool, can be spray painted immediately, or can be brush- and roller-painted in as little as 30 minutes. Supreme Paintable Silicone Window & Door caulk helps you achieve pro-like results and minimizes the wait to save you time.

Regardless of skill level, anyone can achieve professional-looking, long-lasting results when caulking trim and moulding with Supreme Paintable Silicone Kitchen & Bath caulk. Its smooth texture allows for easy shaping and smoothing, without being sticky or stringy, and can be brush- or roller-painted in as little as 30 minutes. Supreme Paintable Silicone Kitchen & Bath caulk minimizes the wait to save you time and get the job done faster.

Where to Buy

Find GE-branded paintable silicone caulk near you.

How Much Do I Need?

One 10.1 ounce tube is enough to caulk 51 linear feet with a 3/16" bead.

SHOPPING LIST

See a list of materials you'll need for your kitchen caulking project.