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Learn With Alamo Handyman: What is Caulking?


Caulk is a flexible material that is used to seal leaks through any small gaps, cracks, or joints in and around your home.


Why would you need caulk in your home? The answer is simple--to seal an area! You use caulk in your home to seal and protect your home from air or water.


Caulk is used in many areas in your home to seal gaps. These areas include but are not limited to:

  • Around windows

  • Near doors

  • Around pipes

  • Around general plumbing areas

  • In walk-in showers

  • And anywhere there's a break in siding



If you are wondering how to use caulk, you are not alone! But there's no need to fear--the materials you need are minimal. All you need are a few tools to properly complete most caulking jobs. These caulking tools include:

  • Utility knife (to remove old caulk)

  • Wire brush (to clean area of caulking)

  • Painters tape (to protect the area you are caulking)

  • Caulk gun

  • Caulk for the appropriate surface (wood, shower areas, pipes, etc)

  • Paint to match your surface


Not ready to take on the full caulking job yourself? No problem--just reach out to Alamo Handyman, and we can give you a free estimate on your job, because at Alamo Handyman, no job. is too big or small--we do it all!

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