I have been a caulking FOOL the past couple of weeks. Caulking/painting the chair rails in Ashli's room, caulking the bathrooms, and finally, caulking and painting the shelves for Ashli's room today. While I think i'm a handy sort of girl, I am in no way some contracting master. I don't even know if I am using the caulk gun (or caulk) the right way! But let me just take you to CAULK school for a breif moment. Have you ever cut off the tip of a caulk bottle? The crap explodes out of the tube with ferver! If you don't slam a paper towel over the tip ASAP you'll lose half the bottle all over the floor. And WHAT a PITA to clean up! It smears goo all over the place and if you don't get it cleaned up while it's wet, you'll NEVER get it out! Speaking of "Goo," after you squirt the stuff on the tub, or shelf or whatever, you have to squish it into place with your finger and spread... fun huh? Not so much. So, I was perusing the caulk isle at Home Depot a while back (yep, they have a caulk isle) and I saw this little yellow finger looking thingy called a 'DAP CAP' It is basically a paper towel replacer and a finger all in one! YAY! It keeps the goo in when you want it in, and after you lay down your bead of caulk, you can use the other end to squish! LOVE IT! Now, I can caulk all over the place and I don't leave a nasty white bead of goo all over the house, nor is the icky stuff all over my fingers! So ladies, get out there and show your husband/boyfriend/dad/other significant male in your life that you can ROCK THE CAULK too. LMAO corny huh? Can you tell I'm like SO High on my new found capability?
Don't look at my post like you're on the wrong blog.. LOL Caulking really gives everything a nice, finished, clean look. And it's super easy! Get thee to Home Depot and get to caulking your baseboards ladies! Next week? We're installing SHELVING (for your scrapbook supplies!)