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How to Repair a Gap

Skill:  Novice DIY'er

Take the time to repair any gaps in your home's exterior.

For Best Results:

Our how-to will give you detailed, step-by-step directions on how to repair any gaps in your home's exterior.

 

Suggested Supplies

  • Caulking (Painter's Grade)
  • Caulking Gun
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Ladder
  • Protective Apparel
  • Putty Knife
  • Rags
  • Sandpaper (100 Grit)
  • Scraper
Step 1

Using 100-grit sandpaper, lightly sand any raised or rough areas.

TIP:
Use a scraper to remove any old caulking or debris from the gap or seam.
Step 2

Using a caulking gun, apply a thin layer of painter's grade caulking to the gap or seam.

Step 3

Immediately following the repair, wipe off any excess caulking with a damp rag or putty knife.

Step 4

Allow the area to dry.

TIP:
Reapply caulking where shrinking has occurred.