We went home last night a little discouraged by the work involved with applying the brown caulk. It made us wonder if we should stick to something that blends with the paneling so that cleanup isn’t as crucial. We decided not to make any decisions until we had seen both the almond caulk and the brown caulk cured (Tuesday morning).
Brian struck upon a golden idea while we were roasting – what if we use masking tape to line the seams prior to caulking – run tape, apply caulk, use finger or putty knife to smush into place, remove tape, reuse tape for next seam. That way there isn’t any arduous cleanup and the clean lines are preserved. After we finished up roasting, Brian ran home to try it out and to compare the two different color options.
Semi-conclusion – The almond looks better and keeps the focus on the wood grain patterns in the panels. The brown, while very nice in color and for providing contrast, might be too distracting and perhaps makes the house look more like a series of puzzle pieces rather than a wall.
Our 12 pack of brown caulk is scheduled to arrive today. If we decide not to use it, we’ll return it this Sunday when we go over to Tucson. We also have 3 extra panels and some Harbor Freight stuff to return. I placed the order for a 12 pack of almond caulk and it is scheduled to arrive late next week.
Alright, onto the house…