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How to smooth out the black caulking in teak deck joints.

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What is the issue?
Manufacturers and suppliers of teak deck caulking recommend using a flexible putty knife to smooth out freshly squeezed-out caulking.

Why address this?
New caulk tends to stick to the blade of the knife and is just as likely to be dragged out of a seam instead of being pushed down into it.

How to address this?
Cut a potato in half and use its flat face to level the caulk. Caulk will not stick to the wet face of the potato.

Header photo with thanks to Yacht Rent.

With thanks to:
Geoffrey, s/v Katinka

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