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Caulking Bath With Rounded Wood Between Bath and Tiles?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by SAL T, 13 May 2020.

  1. SAL T

    SAL T

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    I was wondering how to go about caulking this particular bath, that has a rounded wood placed between the tiles and bath and come out with one flush finish?

    Picture attached, I am a complete newbie when it comes to caulking but have a good idea of the basics. Any advice would be greatly appropriated and am happy to post pictures as i go.

    Thanks guys.

    Sal (y)
     

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  3. ktuludays

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    Do not use caulk. You need a good quality anti bacterial bathroom silicone
     
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    After you remove the timber you will need to remove the old silicone. Removing silicone properly is very time consuming.

    Use a combination of very sharp chisels and a Stanley knife, ensuring that you don't scratch the tiles. You need to get rid of all of the silicone- silicone doesn't adhere to old silicone. It might look like it is gone after you first run the chisel over but if you run a dusty/dirty finger over the supposedly cleaned area you are bound to discolour any remaining silicone

    Before I run a bead of silicone I wash the area with meths or isopropyl alcohol to degrease the surfaces.

    A silicone profiling tool will help, as will diluted washing up liquid.

    The following video should help. I haven't watched the whole of it but the bits I did see seem to be on the money.
     
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