Caulking around bathtub

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-05-10, 09:42 AM
D
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: S. E. Michigan
Posts: 56
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Caulking around bathtub

I have replaced the caulk around our bathtub in the past with good success, but the last time it didn't turn out very well.
I always use masking tape to outline where the caulk will go.
What I can't seem to remember is do I let the caulk set-up and then remove the tape, or should the tape be removed immediately after applying the caulk.
The last time I ended up with a very irregular line.
I may have cut the tube too big and applied too much caulk.
Any tips would be appreciated.
Rich
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-05-10, 09:52 AM
M
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 47,704
Received 330 Votes on 293 Posts
I've never used tape along with caulking but you would want to remove the tape before the caulk set up, otherwise you would need to cut a line where the caulk meets the tape in order to break that bond.

The better you can apply the caulk, the better it will look. If your using a silicone caulk - take a rag damp with paint thinner to smooth out your caulk and remove any excess if needed. With latex caulks you would use a rag or sponge, damp with water.
 
  #3  
Old 07-05-10, 10:06 AM
H
Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: united states of america
Posts: 3
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
i would get a rounded edge about the size of a nickel or quarter and go over it to take excess off and make it look good and like the other guy said use paint thinner to take some off if needed
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: