Don't let drafts get you down...
1. Take a quick walk through your house, checking for places that need a caulk refresh. You're looking for discolored, cracked or otherwise deteriorating caulk. The areas you’ll want to concentrate on will be around windows and in your attics or basements.
2. Remove all the old caulk with your putty knife or scraper. You want to apply the caulk to a clean, smooth surface.
3. Load the tube into your caulking gun using the instructions on the gun package. Once it’s properly loaded, cut off the tip of the caulk tube at a 45 degree angle. This will give you a better angle to get into the cracks and crevices you’ll be filling.
4. Apply the caulk at a measured pace along the cracks you're covering. Be smooth and use consistent, light pressure. You want your caulk to be applied in one continuous line.
5. Smooth your caulk with a plastic spoon, a popsicle stick or even your fingers.
6. Let it dry completely.