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How to Recaulk a Bathtub

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Sometimes, over a period of time as a house settles cracks may appear between the bathtub and the wall. They may also appear in the shower recess and between the sink and the wall. This does not usually happen in modern bathroom as the sinks are not set so far back. However these cracks when they do appear are not preventable but are quite easy to fix and the job takes no more than fifteen minutes.

You will need:

  • Putty knife
  • Stiff brush
  • Waterproof caulking compound

Step One

Firstly the area needs to be cleaned and dried. Remove any old caulking using the putty knife and then brush out the area until all the loose parts are removed.

Step Two

Cut the spout of the caulking product off at a 45 degree angle in order for it to be applied easily. Squeeze the tube and force the caulking into the crack, forming an even bead the entire length.

Let it dry overnight before wetting the area again. If you are interested in an alternative, you can buy adhesive seals from any hardware store and simply roll it out and stick it down.

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