question on painting around tub


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Old 05-14-13, 06:53 AM
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question on painting around tub

What is the norm for light colored walls and white tub clear unpainted caulk around tub and surround or painted and if unpainted how to I keep paint off or do I do after painting?
 
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Old 05-14-13, 01:46 PM
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Not sure if I understand what you are asking

Not all caulks are paintable. I usually use a steady hand and quality brush to either paint the caulk or cut it in clean. A damp rag can be used to clean paint off of where it doesn't belong.
 
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Old 05-14-13, 05:34 PM
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There is no clear latex caulking that I've heard of.
If you used silicone caulking at the top of the enclosure, big mistake, it can not be painted.
 
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Old 05-15-13, 04:15 AM
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Joe, there are clear latex caulks. They come out of the tube milky but dry clear, I have seen them cloud up when they get wet but clear up again when they dry. They are paintable but don't paint as well as regular white latex caulking does.

examples;
3006 All Purpose Adhesive Caulk
ASI 146 Acrylic Latex Caulk
Dap ALEX PLUSŪ Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone, Clear - 10.1 fl. oz. - Tools - Painting & Supplies - Caulking
 
 

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