5 caulking tools a wise DIYer should always have in their toolbox

A man caulking skirting board
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When caulking you need the right caulking tools to make sure you get a slick, smooth professional finish. For instance, the one tool you cannot do without is a caulking gun. If you don't have one you simply won’t be able to apply any sealant.

Investing in additional caulking tools is a wise move for DIYers, especially those who are new to caulking. They help keep your sealant in good condition and give a variety of finishes. Here we look at the different tools you need to add new sealant, get rid of old and get a great finish.  

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.