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Old 03-13-05, 11:30 PM
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some time ago a asked a question of this forum as to which type of caulking I should use, for my bath tub and surround, the answer was I received was what I considered to be a great answer, the answer was to use a caulk that was mildew proof not just mildew resistant.

I tried recently to follow that advice, but had no luck in finding a caulk that stated that it was mildew proof, they all said mildew resistant.

Please if you can tell me what brand that is mildew prood and where I might be able to get the product, thanks to you and your forum advisors and users
 
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Old 03-14-05, 08:51 AM
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I believe mildew resistent is correct term, not mildew proof. All silicone caulk is mildew resistent due to it's smooth non-pourous surface which slows or inhibits the ability of mold and mildew to get a foot hold for growth.

It may or may not contains mildew inhibitor additives, which are more commonly added to certain paints. In the case of paints, you might actually want to check for its mildew rating on the label. So don't confuse paint mildew ratings with caulk mildew ratings.

Any silicone caulk labled 'Kithen and Bath' is the product you want. You will find those products plentifully available everywhere.
 
 

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