How do I use caulk?

Caulk around windows and doors when the temperature drops in colder months. It may seem like a small step, but this low-cost fix (a tube of caulk will only set you back about five dollars) will increase the comfort of your home and deliver a big bang for your buck. All you need is a steady hand.

Start by scraping away any loose or cracked caulk to create a clean surface to work with. Then, with a caulk gun, form a tight bead of caulk along the edges of the surfaces, filling any openings or cracks. Next, with your finger, press the caulk down into the openings and smooth to seal the cracks. Once it sets up, you’re ready to prime and paint.