Go Back  DoItYourself.com Community Forums > Interior Improvement Center > Designing Kitchens and Bathrooms
Reload this Page >

Caulking kitchen counter to backsplash near sink

Caulking kitchen counter to backsplash near sink


  #1  
Old 03-24-22, 06:53 PM
I
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2022
Posts: 16
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Question Caulking kitchen counter to backsplash near sink

Hello,

I need some help with caulking kitchen counter to backsplash near sink.
It seems I got this figured out, however it seems that I have issue near sink as caulk survives about 2-3 month, as it is vet near sink.
I was told to us sanded ceramic tile caulk, and it looks good, but not for a long time.
Should I put a colorless acrylic caulk near sink, or I am using the wrong caulk?
Please see pictures below.
Thanks,
Igor


 
  #2  
Old 03-24-22, 07:15 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 27,311
Received 1,975 Upvotes on 1,771 Posts
You might try KwikSeal Ultra in almond. The sanded texture of the tile caulking is probably not the best in an area that needs to be wiped clean regularly.
 
  #3  
Old 03-25-22, 02:17 AM
Marq1's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: USA MI
Posts: 9,745
Received 1,211 Upvotes on 1,099 Posts
That area is no different than caulk joints in a shower. Don't use silicon or like the line item on my to-do-list you will be digging that out to replace, that is what the installers used on our kitchen granite.

A bathroom siliconized latex caulk with microban would be best.

I'd also go with the darkest color you can get away with!
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: