I just bought a 16 year old townhouse and the caulking in all the
bathrooms around the vanity counters is cracking. Additionally, the
grout around the perimeter of the floor where the floor tile meets the
tile on the bottom few inches of the wall has a crack running all the
way around the room that I assume needs to be caulked.... Anyway, any
words of advice? This seems like it should be fairly straightforward:
Remove old caulk, match color, recaulk, run finger through caulk to
smooth it out.... Please offer whatever advice you have, I've never
done it before. Thanks.
There was a "reader's tip" in a recent issue of Family Handyman. It was
to "use masking tape (or painter's tape) to keep the surrounding area
Position the masking tape so that your finger will plow all the excess
caulk onto the tape when you form the bead."
8^)~~~ Sue (remove the x to e-mail)
"I reserve the absolute right to be smarter
today than I was yesterday." -Adlai Stevenson
Here in Canada (and I live in a small city), you can find it at
Superstore, Zeller's, London Drugs, Costco, Shopper's Drug Mart.....not
hard to find at all. Of course maybe it's not so readily available in
Yeah, that's pretty much it. Cleaning off the old stuff is 90% of the work.
There are a couple of tricks to keep in mind. (1) Always *push* the bead, not
pull it (2) if you're caulking with silicone, keep your finger wet with rubbing
alcohol when smoothing.
Best way to caulk is to cut the tip very small, and put your fore
finger in front of the tip and pull towards you, works for me....
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