Teal Caulking

by Will Kelly

Looking for best caulking material to use on wood carvel type planking.

I have cotton going in cracks, need caulk for crack filler.


Teal Caulking
by: Mike

As it is almost impossible to buy red lead powder in many countries.

I would suggest that nearest thing to traditional caulking compounds are the commercially available oil based compounds such as those by Pettit and Interlux.

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Aug 27, 2012
by: Fish man Kelly

Thanks for all your help.

I have modified a 5 in one tool to lever out cotton caulk and I've found a special rounded saw blade to fit reciprocating saw to cut out old hard caulk and it helps pull out cotton as well.

You just need steady hand to keep it in groove so it doesn't jump out and mess up planking.

I primed joints and will reprime when cotton installed.

Waiting for cooler weather, 100deg days are getting old even for this ga. Boy

Aug 20, 2012
by: Anonymous

Yea it’s a good idea to prime the seams, it prevents too much of the oil from the caulking soaking away into the wood and helps preserve the cotton.

Don’t worry about her taking up, that water will get through the paint.

Aug 19, 2012
Teal caulk
by: Will Kelly

Thanks for info , I be seen both Pettit and inter lux I guess that's the best out there.

My joints are very narrow was looking for caulk tube type , but I guess 3 m 5200 marine caulk is to hard?

Do I prime cracks before cotton and caulk goes in?

How does wood take up water if primed caulked painted with enamel paint?

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