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How to paint over silicone caulk – Handyman Skill Builder

– As soon as I painted over top of it, the paint just beaded up.
(tools whir) Hey, guys, I'm Wade of All Trades. On today's episode of
"Handyman Skill Builder," we're gonna be painting
over silicone caulking. As soon as I painted this
area, I knew right away that there was clear
silicone caulk behind here that I didn't notice. As soon as you paint it with
any kind of water-based paint, it just beads up, and it doesn't evenly cover the silicone.

You can see the old paint
color behind this one and a little bit of the
paint beaded up on top. So after I caught it here, I used the technique we're
gonna use on this section on the rest of it, and that's
why up here it looks fine. So what we're gonna do to take care of this problem is we're gonna
cover up the old silicone. Because it's on drywall, it's pretty much impossible to remove it without making a big mess, so what we're gonna do is
we're gonna cover it up with another product, either silicone caulking
(bell dings) that is paintable or an
acrylic-based caulking which also will cover up silicone, and it's easier and quicker to dry. So that's actually what
we're gonna choose today. Here's the product we're gonna use. It's just a window/door
latex acrylic caulk.

Caulk

Nothing too special about it. This particular one is
mold and mildew-resistant, which you're gonna want if
it's gonna be around water. Now, if this was more
of a shower situation, then I wouldn't choose
probably acrylic latex caulk. I would choose a silicone-based product because it is superior when
it comes to its ability to protect from water. (upbeat music) If you wanna learn more
about the difference between acrylic and silicone, click on the link in the end of the video. Hey, and don't forget
to like and subscribe. (upbeat music).

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