How to Install Caulking Around Windows. Stop those annoying little drafts in your home by caulking around the exterior of your windows. Use a paintable caulk so that you can paint over it if you like. Follow these few steps to prevent drafts from entering your home.
Things You'll Need
- Cleaning Cloths
- Ice Cream Sticks
- Utility Knives
- Caulking Guns
Scrape and clean the area to be caulked, removing paint chips and dirt.
Cut 1/4 inch off of the tip of the caulking tube with a utility knife.
Slide tube into caulking gun.
Run a 1/8-inch bead of caulk between window frame and siding. Look for any area where the elements outside can get into interior of your home.
Smooth the bead of caulk with the edge of an ice cream stick. Clean excess buildup of caulk from the stick every 6 inches.
Let dry for 24 hours before painting.