The seal between my bathtub and the tile wall is coming undone. I
don't know what type of seal it is, feels like a white "plastic"-like
recommendations for procedure to repair? ... removing old caulk, type
of new caulk/tape to buy, how to apply it?
Scrape all the old caulk out with a putty knife and/or razor. Any
home center or paint store has bath caulk in either clear or colors.
When you apply it, have the bathtub about half full of water so it has
weight, which will open the crack so it gets filled better.
On 14 Feb 2007 08:45:06 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
It's important to get the residual old caulking off too. There is a
silicone removal paste you can get to take that final film off. Make
sure both surfaces are clean, then go to town with flexible caulking.
I would do the water in the tub thing if it was an exceptionally slim
caulking joint. A good 1/8 to 1/4 inch grout line with silicone
caulking will stretch quite a bit.
I did what you suggested. I bought some tub and tile sealer at Wal-
Mart ... I don't have it in front of me so I can't tell you the brand.
I basically did what you suggested, and it seemed to be okay, except a
week later, the new sealant is totally wrinkled and cracked and came
out of the cracks.
No idea why.
Poor quality sealant?
I'm pretty sure I applied it correctly. And I let it sit for two days
after applying it to let it dry thoroughly.
On Feb 14, 9:45 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I bought a silicone bath and tub sealant. I used regular painter's tape to
tape off a small area between tub and wall (when I tried without, it got
sort of messy). Cut a small, diagonal corner off the tip of the tube of
caulk. Run it along the seam. Then use a gloved finger to smooth it out.
There's probably a better way to do this, but this worked for me.
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