I didn't get the second layer of caulk on the stringer/plaster connection until just today. Packing four humans to go on a 10-day holiday trip across the border took precedence. But upon this morning's inspection of my first layer of caulk, I found something. NO CRACKS.
Ok, that's a big YAY, considering this is what it looked like before....
Obviously, wrong caulk for the job. Score one for my informative guy at The Home Depot.
But I still had some more work to do. My first layer of caulk smushed into that crack. (Or was it just a heavy hand falling in love?)
Again, no crack. But big dips.
20 minutes of work later, muuuuuch better.
I think I still need one more light layer in some spots...just to flatten out some dips and bumps. But it is truly looking like a brand new staircase again. If it was awesome after the first caulking, it's even awesomer now.
Here she is:
I know, bad lighting, different angle, camera vs. iphone. Still awesomer.