Caulking Your Bathroom - Great Lakes Ace Hardware Store

There are 3 important steps to caulk your bathroom:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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