Probably all of the above. If you overapplied the caulk, this is where things get messy! If not, what would you recommend for recaulking marble showers? Amy Caldwell January 19, How to. Silicon also tends to be more flexible then latex but you do need a nice surface to stick it to like other posters have answered. Whenever a company says not to do something and then says you might need to do that very thing, it's usually a clue that the product might not work as you expect. I think I am going to buy a high silicone type caulk.
Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of the system we used. Please enter your starting location information: Be careful to cut the opening of the caulk tube to fit the job at hand e. I suspect this was an honest attempt to give you a good product by putting a highly water resistant and scum-resistant silicone finish - unfortunately, the thought was better than the execution. Is he GC responsible for damage that a sub causes to an adjacent property? Simply peel back the tape…pulling away from the joint…and, voila, a perfect joint every time.
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If you need color matched caulk the silicone Latisil by Laticrete is great stuff, but you ned to go to professional tile stores to buy it. Like tires on a car, your engine may be warranteed to last , miles with no service, but your tires, belts, and wipers need regular replacement. Now I'm about to apply the caulk along the tub, the joint at the ceiling and the inside corners and oh yeah, around the window that is in the tub area. I cleaned the joint with denatured alchohol and caulked in Mapei color matched caulking unsanded. Guess I could hose off outside while it dries for 48 hours. And I've seen homes with a fat bead of solvent-based exterior caulk which cannot be painted around window and door frames, making it look like someone outlined the doors and windows with a fat line of toothpaste. You might want to use something like an old, stiff-bristled toothbrush to scrub.
It may seem obvious, but be sure that caulking is at the base of toilets. Some prefer latex because it's easier to remove later, but don't right it shouldn't need removed for a long, long time. Silicone is much better, hands down. Then you should smooth over the caulk a final time to ensure that the caulk is even with no ridges on the edge of the caulk line. You can go one step further and caulk along baseboards near the tub or shower. Also, I only complete one full line before going to the next.