How long until caulk is paintable?
Beside this, how long before you can paint over caulk?
Consider if the caulk can be painted. With these products, you can typically apply paint after 30 minutes, whereas with polyurethane caulk, you must wait seven to 10 days until the surface is cured before painting.
Keeping this in consideration, can I caulk after painting?
Typical in new construction when all of the trim is painted prior to installation. I have seen caulking done as a final finish quite often and if done neatly it can look just fine. Typical in new construction when all of the trim is painted prior to installation.
Putting the caulk before the paint is useful when you want to hide the caulk from the people for a better look. But if the surface is not protected and is exposed to the harmful materials, then you should follow the exterior caulking sequence.