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Old 04-01-2014, 10:09 PM   #1
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I hate the looks of white caulk between the brick and molding on exteriors! Whats your preference when removing old dingy white caulk? Do you replace it with clear caulk or go back with white? To me I think clear looks neater especially when paint cut line is sharp and to the edge of the brick mold.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:27 PM   #2
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I will go with the clear if possible, but most of times when you are doing a re paint its hard to spend all the extra labor to remove the existed white caulk. So what we do is give some attention like remove the loose caulk, re caulk it the best we can and make a nice line with the paint.
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Bid for brick removal or get better clients dude
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We all are working on it right?
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I paint all the caulk.
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To me to use clear leaves it always looking like it needs caulked.
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We have about 20 different shades of acrylic calk over here.........we just choose on that look close!
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To me to use clear leaves it always looking like it needs caulked.
Agree but I think say like on red brick white caulk or painted up to brick looks hideous.
Love the clean look that clear provides.
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To me to use clear leaves it always looking like it needs caulked.
Better not seen then heard about.l
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Of all of the things we do have to deal with on a regular basis in this part of the country, at least that isn't one of them. There may be 10 brick houses in this town of 20,000+, and I think we've worked on 3-4 of them.
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I hate the looks of white caulk between the brick and molding on exteriors! Whats your preference when removing old dingy white caulk? Do you replace it with clear caulk or go back with white? To me I think clear looks neater especially when paint cut line is sharp and to the edge of the brick mold.
I always go back with white caulk, I just try to keep smoothing to a minimum. The worst look IMO is when the caulk looks wavy. Clear would be a great choice when new.
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I am just waiting to hear back from a trim job on a brick house. This may sound stupid but I wasn't sure if the brick needed to be caulked to the frames. I was thinking that since there's no caulk there already, it was probably for a reason.. Just as some new windows are warranty void if you caulk them


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Replace the brick. So obvious
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Replace the brick. So obvious
Or repoint up and grout!!
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Or repoint up and grout!!


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No caulk...sr8 line of mortar
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I am just waiting to hear back from a trim job on a brick house. This may sound stupid but I wasn't sure if the brick needed to be caulked to the frames. I was thinking that since there's no caulk there already, it was probably for a reason.. Just as some new windows are warranty void if you caulk them


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I was wondering about this as well. What is the point? To keep water from getting behind the brick? Hardly. Brick walls are notorious for being incredibly leaky. The whole window installation should be done so that all the water that gets past the brick will drain down and out. If it isn't, a bead of caulk isn't going to fix the problem.
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It really doesn't look like you finished the job if you don't caulk that gap. Of course, maybe that is because I am used to seeing them caulked.
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Sometimes it looks really good to caulk them with mor-flexx. It only comes in a few colors, but it matches a lot of different mortar types.

http://www.sashco.com/products/mor-flexx/
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Sometimes it looks really good to caulk them with mor-flexx. It only comes in a few colors, but it matches a lot of different mortar types.

http://www.sashco.com/products/mor-flexx/

That would probably look good if you got a close colour and caulked it after the painting.


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