How to Use Polyblend Ceramic-Tile Caulking

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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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