How to Caulk a Sink, Shower or Tub

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To caulk a sink, shower or tub properly, select 100 percent silicone caulk for the job, remove any mold or old caulking material, make an angled cut in the applicator tip and you're ready to go. A home improvement expert demonstrates in this free video on home and garden repair.

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Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Chris Palmer. Welcome to Chris' Workshop. Today, we're going to talk about caulking your bathroom fixtures. To caulk your bathroom fixtures properly, you want to use 100 percent silicone caulk. This is a good example. It's white in color, 100 percent silicone is what you want. It's important also to scrape out any old moldy or crumbly caulking that might have been in there before. Anything that looks bad and ugly, take your utility knife, cut it out, pull it out of there, wipe it nice and clean and make sure it's dry before you start your caulking. When you are ready to caulk, cut the tip at a slight angle, maybe an eighth inch bead is what you want, make a continuous bead all the way around the perimeter of the fixture you're caulking and then smooth it and press it into place with your finger and it really helps if you dip your finger into a little cup of dishwasher liquid and water. It really makes it nice and slippery and gives you a smoother finish. My name is Chris Palmer. Thanks for joining me today. That's how you caulk your bathroom fixtures.


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