It helps to have a fantastic caulk gun. All too often, I see homeowners use cheap, inexpensive guns. They squeeze the handle and caulk blasts out of the caulk tube, making a huge mess.

For years, I’ve used a professional caulk gun that has a 26:1 mechanical advantage lever. I just have to gently squeeze the handle and a precise amount of caulk flows evenly from the tube. When you see the finished product, you’ll be stunned how much of a difference a great caulk gun makes.

— Tim Carter