Re-Caulking a tile surround is
a necessary part of the maintenance that tile tub surrounds require.
Caulk keeps water from penetrating the joints of the surround as well as
the faucet hardware. If you do not perform this maintenance every
now and again, you will be visiting our write up on repairing
water damaged tile surrounds!
require caulk wherever two different surfaces meet. The gaps between
adjacent walls, the floor and the tub and around the fixtures. Grout
applied in these areas does not usually hold up.
In general, it is best to use
100% silicone caulk for most of this job. These tubes are usually labeled
"Kitchen & Bath" or something similar. Silicone caulk
is difficult to work with, but the longevity of the stuff is unbeatable.
Don't have a caulk gun?
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video how-to, click here
Caulking bathroom tub