Being new to the homeowners things basically means "NEW TO MAINTENANCE". So this little series will be us learning to do maintenance things while
We decided to tackle the small things on our list that we could do it in an hour or so between putting Brodie down and going to bed ourselves.
We have white countertops in our kitchen and bathrooms. Yes white countertops!
Sound scary- but we have a solid surface which makes it almost maintenance free! It's antimicrobial, stain-resistant, and if it were to ever break, they can mold it back together!! If I ever get stains, a little rub with a magic eraser and you would never know anything was there!
Back on track--the caulk used has shrunk over time leaving holes in places. Thankfully Greg did some maintenance work at an apartment complex in college so he knew what to do.
1. Remove existing caulk.
|I confess--not an image from our picture- I grabbed it off the web. Hey- we were competing. There was NO WAY that I was stopping to take a picture during this heated race!|
|After removing old caulk|
2. Wipe area to make sure there is no dirt or grime to interfere with adhesion.
We wiped the area down and decided to let it dry overnight to make sure no moisture would be behind the caulk.
3. Using a caulk gun, we Greg caulked the space between the backsplash and the countertop. Then he wiped the excess off with his finger.
4. Voila! No holes in the caulk!
|Although this looks like the before picture- I PROMISE it is a million times better!|
I call night one a success! No fights, easy-peasy job done, went to sleep happy!