3 Reasons To Invest In A Caulking Corner Tool

Posted on: 8 June 2018

If you're setting up a small business as a caulking contractor, you'll need to visit your local home improvement store to load up on supplies. Beyond the necessary tools such as a tube of caulking and the gun with which to use it, make sure that you also buy a caulking corner tool. This simple device won't break the bank and will be a valuable ally throughout your caulking jobs. And, once you're done, you can carefully clean the tool off and plan to use it again in your next caulking job. Here are three reasons to invest in this tool.

1. You'll Get A Smoother Finish

You always want the finished product to look smooth and professional when you're doing a caulking job. If you don't lay the caulking smoothly, it will dry that way — and it may bother you each time that you see it in the future. A corner tool is the right device for giving you a smooth and high-quality finish. After you run a bead of caulk in any corner, you simply drag the tool along the edge of the corner to smooth down the caulk and wipe away any excess.

2. You'll Use Less Caulk

It's annoying to use more caul that you need. Not only will you spend more money than you might like, but you'll also commonly be left with a partial tube of caulk that you'll store for the next job — but you may find that it has dried up by then. When you use a caulking corner tool, you'll often be able to get away with using less caulking. Without a tool, you're more apt to apply more caulking to ensure that it fills any gaps. However, when you drag the tool along a corner, it pushes the caulk into any tiny gaps. This generates less waste and allows you to complete the job with less caulking.

3. You'll Get Less Messy

Without a corner tool, it's often tempting to try to smooth rough areas of wet caulking or work the caulking into gaps with the tip of your finger. Caulking can be difficult to remove from your skin, and if you end up getting it on your clothing because of your messy hands, the clothing can also be difficult to clean. A corner tool allows you to complete the above tasks without allowing your skin to come into contact with the caulk, which makes for a tidy job and an easy clean-up afterward.

For more information, contact a company like Brick & Mortar Restoration.