By Don (02-07-1999)
1) Cut off the tip of the caulk canister at a slight angle. Do this near to the tip. You can always cut a bit more to make the hole bigger.
2) While pulling the trigger on the caulk gun, run a bead of caulk around the window and sash edges. Let go of the trigger about 5 inches before the end. The caulk will continue to flow out of the tube.
3) You will have skips and blobs. This is OK. Wet your index finger with plain water and smooth out the caulk so it seals along the window and sash.
4) Wipe any excess caulk off you fingers on a paper towel.
5) If you have left-over caulk seal the tube by shoving a nail or a screw into the tube.
6) You may want to go out for an hour or so when you are finished. There will be a strong smell of "rubber cement" that can be annoying.
By PT (02/07/2007)
Another good way to cure a drafty window problem is to cover it on the inside with plastic. (05/18/2009)
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