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Caulking is a trade in itself but this is a process you can pull off with a little finese and learning with a caulking gun.
It helps to get the correct amount in a smooth, even bead to start with.
Also, try not to get soapy water on any surface that the caulk has not contacted yet.
Happy gun slinging,
The hardest thing I discovered with caulk is that you need to use the long, sharp needle on the caulk gun to break the seal within the tube of caulk. I failed to do this with my first tube and I broke the caulk gun because I was squeezing with both hands to get the caulk to come out. Instead of coming out of the nozzle, it came out of the back of the tube and made a big mess within the gun.
I'm much smarter now lol.
After taking out the loose caulk between the brick and trim, you can use the polyurethane there, with backer rod where needed.
When applying latex caulk, use the same method with no soap and you will get a perfect bead everytime.
It sounds like you are well on your way to earning your license and becoming what my latino friends call a pistolero.
In order to get away from the tedious and time intensive use painter's tape, I once tried it free-handed like I watched some installation people do it. Thought it was a snap... What a mess I made!
Doing it free-hand takes practice, practice and patience.
Thanks for the encouraging word Yamini.
Using mastic type caulk is the only time tape comes in handy so you can push it in and around and make an even look. It can be done without it but the lines don't come out crisp.
The job took about 2 hours and can be done for around $75., if we are working there and don't have to make an extra trip.
Instead I sat in it.
Next, they've asked me to caulk the Space Station.
Now, I cannot afford to lose anymore IQ points so on goes the respirator.