What Type Of Caulk To Use Around Bathtub

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what type of caulk to use around bathtub silicone latex or both silicone and latex are the two best choices for caulking a bathtub silicone adheres best to slick nonporous surfaces such as glass ceramic tile and metal latex is better for uneven porous or mismatched surfaces such as stone tiles or wood trim near the base of the tub, always use something moist preferred or a nonstick material to smooth out bathroom caulking pros most often use either a wet finger kept moist by a small cup of water nearby or a wet sponge or a wet towel clothe or paper, if you have a large gap to cover these might do the trick but for regular applications its recommended to use the kitchen and bath silicone or latex caulking tubes when deciding on what bathroom caulking to use the first step is to find the right product for the job

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as said use silicone or acrylic but assume youre going to be redoing it in 24 years so for my nickel id rather save my knuckles and knees and use acrylic caulk than crouch in a tub for an hour plus trying to remove all the silicone either way the tubshower should not be used for another 24 hours, acrylic latex aka painters caulk probably one of the most common acrylic latex caulks available its also one of the cheapest caulks around its used just like its name implies its meant to cover small holes and cracks and is then covered with paint

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buying the wrong caulk always use kitchen and bath caulk in a tub or shower it contains mold and mildew inhibitors that are not present in other types of caulk caulking on top of old caulk new caulk doesnt bond well to old caulk especially if the old caulk contains silicone just like with painting better surface prep provides better results, latex caulk is easy to use and you can have it at home to fill up cracks around the house caution unfortunately latex caulk does not adapt well to temperature changes this may not be the best option for your shower but will be suitable for door and window frames as well as wood sliding, if you fill an empty tub the caulking might bulge out of the joint when the tub is in use cut the tip from a tube of silicone caulking with a utility knife at a 45degree angle make the hole

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