There are 3 important steps to caulk your bathroom:
- Use caulk removal liquid and a utility knife or removal tool to make sure any old caulk is removed and surface is clean. Use a mold remover like Concrobium® to kill any mold.
- Cut the nozzle of the caulk tube at a 45 ̊ degree angle for the desired bead size. The further down the nozzle the cut the larger the bead will be. (Use a caulk tip for a perfect bead) For gaps greater than 1⁄2 inch press foam backer into the space.
- Use painters tape on tile or wall to create an even line of caulk on the tub wall. Apply an even bead of caulk into the gap. Use a putty knife or finishing tool to smooth the bead. Use a damp rag to wipe away excess caulk before it dries. Dried excess caulk will need to be cut or scraped away with a utility knife.
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