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Old 05-25-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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Smooth bead with nonsaging sealant

What is the answer to being able to apply a nice smooth small bead of non-saging sealant?
Would like to redo tops of windows, etc.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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Smooth consistent pressure on the applicator, then a light 'wet finger wipe' while remembering that less is more.

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Old 05-25-2012, 05:34 PM   #3
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I also will use tape to keep a strait edge. You must pull the tape soon after carefully.
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Dip your finger in watered down dish detergent liquid and you can make a nice rounded bead that also will be pressed into the joint.

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Old 05-25-2012, 07:42 PM   #5
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The tape works nice until you get the hang of it.
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Your finger!
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Preparation is crucial. Clean the surfaces to be sealed first. There are several different brands of sealants you can use, (Google search for these) and then practice application and spreading (with wet finger). Be sure to trim very little of the tube tip as you want a small amount and width of sealant applied.
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i got a rubber thimble type piece for my finger. It was identical to one of those finger sorter things without the ridges. Did my counters and new tiled bath with it. Definitely stretches the caulk further and gives a nice uniform bead. Im sure a trade calloused finger would work the same. :B

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