It is getting there – the bathroom that I am redoing by adding board and batten to the walls.
No more purple. What a huge difference! It is now tan and white – lots of beautiful white!
I applied one coat of Valspar Bistro White in semi-gloss to the board and batten and let it dry I then began to caulk, caulk, and I caulked some more.
When installing a board and batten treatment on walls – you are bound to find plenty of joint gaps after you add one coat of paint. Caulk is your best friend. It seals all the gaps. When you use Alex Plus Easy Caulk by Dap the process is even easier.
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It is my favorite caulk. I use it for everything! There is no waste or clumsy caulk gun needed.
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Take the cap off and cut the tip off and you are ready to go. When you are finished, just replace the cap to store it for use on a future project.
I applied it here.
Caulking Tip: Use an Ice Cube
Keep a bowl of ice cubes in water nearby when caulking.
Frequently dip your index finger in the water and run the tip of your finger over just applied caulk to smooth. You can also run an ice cube along the line of caulk to smooth into the joint or gap.
If bead board is on any of the walls and caulk gets into the grooves of bead board – wipe it away with the dry tip of a small pointy paint brush – the kind in a kid’s watercolor set.
To cover gaps, run a line of caulk down each board and smooth with an ice cube.
No more gaps. Let caulk dry and then paint.
I chose the color tan for the top section of the wall to match the fiberglass tub surround. Since I could not change the color – I embraced it and am making it part of the color scheme. I mixed a bunch of leftover paint to come up with the color, so it is one of a kind.
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