Caulk Alternative for the Cabin
For years, I stared at poorly installed silicone caulk, as it peeled away from my backsplash gaps in my cabin kitchen, piece by piece. Silicone caulk, though the standard for the building industry, was ineffective and unsightly.
However, just the thought of trying my hand at laying down a new line with a gooey, messy caulking product, sent chills up my spine. Then, I found InstaTrim and everything changed, including my Do It Yourself attitude.
Unexpected Quick Universal Trim Solution Installation
During a break between pontooning on the lake and starting dinner, I robustly removed the old white silicone and started the installation process. In order to make sure all the residue was removed, I cleaned the surface with acetone in order to have a properly prepped install surface.
Then, I unrolled, measured and cut a light brown trim strip and laid it on the line, in just 15 minutes. The color perfectly accented the colors in my countertop, unlike the white silicone that previously resided there.
The Pros of Using InstaTrim Instead of Caulk in my Cabin's Kitchen
What's always been done doesn't always mean it is right. Caulk just isn't the right product for certain people, and it definitely doesn't work for specific do it yourself home projects. There are so many reasons I enjoyed working with the universal trim solution:
- it's easy to install
- it didn’t make a mess on my fingers or the counter
- the flexibility allows it to conform to many surfaces
Magic at Your Fingertips
Even when you're distracted, it's a forgiving medium! Magically, when I failed to lay a section completely flat because I was talking to my girlfriend at the same time, I was able to peel it back a bit and correct my mistake, without damaging the adhesive. It was literally a peel, press, perfect installation.
Not Our First Rodeo with Self-Adhesive Strips
I’ve tried other self-adhesive strips on surfaces in the past, but they didn’t stick and do the trick, like InstaTrim. Our lake home sees a lot of action in the kitchen and the counter seating area is just above the kitchen sink and counter, where we serve food and beverages and wash dishes.
It’s a gathering place for family and friends who have been known to drop crumbs or spill a cocktail, so it’s important that the cracks and gaps are sealed, with a good-looking finish. InstaTrim is sleek, pretty, and is easy to work with unlike some of the self-adhesive strips I have used in the past - hence the caulking fiasco!
Take the InstaTrim Plunge
If you’ve been staring at old silicone caulk in your cabin's kitchen for far too long, at home or at the cabin, try your hand at InstaTrim. You’ll be happy you did. Plus, you can do it while your dinner is cooking in the oven!