How to Use Polyblend Ceramic-Tile Caulking

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Polyblend tile caulk fits in a standard caulking gun.
Polyblend tile caulk fits in a standard caulking gun. (Image: IT Stock/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Polyblend caulk is used to seal the joints around ceramic tiles in a sink, tub or shower area. The substance is implemented when laying new tiles, or to fix an area where a tile is cracked, for example. Always keep your caulking gun in constant motion as you work, applying the caulk in a consistent amount, so leveling it out is easier.

Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • Soap
  • Cloth or sponge
  • Caulk
  • Caulking gun
  • Scissors
  • Soft, dry cloth

Clean the tile surrounding the area to be caulked with water and mild soap. Allow the area to dry completely.

Cut the tip off the caulking cartridge at a slight slant. However, place the cut a little farther down on the cartridge if you need a thicker line of caulk.

Place the cartridge into the caulking gun.

Press the tip of the cartridge into the joint you're filling, and use the gun to release the caulk as you move the gun along the joint.

Wet your finger with water and use it to smooth out the caulk.

Apply soap and water to a soft cloth, and wipe down any excess caulk before it has a chance to dry. Wait at least one full day before you expose the caulk to water.

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