which caulking for granite / stone seam?

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Old 05-14-19, 06:49 PM
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which caulking for granite / stone seam?

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The previous owner of my home installed a sink with granite countertop and the backsplash is stone. They never caulked the seam between the stone backsplash and granite countertop. I wouldn't be concerned if it weren't for the sink splashing water on there occasionally. I'm wondering if I just use regular 100% clear silicone for this type of seam? Or is there a better clear caulk out there that adheres to stone? Thanks
 
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Old 05-14-19, 06:59 PM
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No way I would be caulking that. And if I did, I'd remove the first row of wall tile and caulk the granite to the wall before placing the wall tIle on the wall. (Which may be what they already did for all you know).
 
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Old 05-15-19, 12:36 AM
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Every countertop that I have had, and they all had the same back splash as the countertop was sealed with clear silicon.

I don't see why this would be any different but open to explanation!
 
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Xsleeper, would you not caulk it because of the uneven stone backsplash or is there another reason?
 
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Old 05-15-19, 07:19 PM
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Because it would look really horrible! Clear silicone isnt invisible. And plus... yes it's uneven so the bead won't be smooth... once you caulk that stone it's ruined as far as ever getting it off. So you better know what your getting into before you begin. IMO you will regret it. If the back splash was some other surface, like tile, then yes, caulking it would probably be fine. But that surface is pretty rough.

If you do try it, cut the tip as small as you can and use the smallest bead possible, then spritz it heavily with rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and tool it quickly (while wet), wiping off any excess (you don't want excess, thus the tiny bead).
 
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