In order to get a perfect finish to every room we need to fill unsightly gaps, these usually occur when one surface joins another. Like a wall and skirting board. A nasty gap will draw the eye and can make a room seem incomplete.

How to fill these gaps? You need a product call Decorators Caulk. Now there are several types of caulk on the market and you want to make sure you get one that says decorators or painter’s caulk.

Some of the other brands you won’t be able to paint over them so make sure you get the right one. You want to make the cut on the tip at an angle just like that.

Okay, I have also got a bucket of water and a sponge here and I will tell you what that is for in a second. So we are just going to go around the room and a lot of times where the paint meets the wall there is going to be a noticeable crack and you want to fill those cracks and we want to fill those cracks and make it nice and smooth. Just draw a bead right down that crack just like that. So again just run your finger down the line and that will smooth it out real nice.

You can even use the sponge for that. Okay, now I have quite a bit of caulk left here so for the next time you want to use it I am going to put a little nail in the head of it and that way it will stay nice and fresh..

Continue to fill all gaps in the room, leave to dry for 1-2 hours and then it should be ready to paint over.

Such a simple job but it makes a real difference to the finish of a room and makes your decorating job seem that but more professional.

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Using Decorators Caulk