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Tip: Caulk with a brush, not your finger

Instead of using a wet finger to smooth a bead of caulk try a small fairly stiff brush dipped in water (dip frequently). It turns an hour of painstaking work into a few minutes. I use this method for all caulking jobs inside and out.