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Sealing skirted bathtub

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by phloaw, 15 Jan 2020.

  1. phloaw

    phloaw

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    There are plenty of tutorials for sealing/caulking bathtubs. However, my bathtub has a kind of skirting around its edge, as in picture: [​IMG]

    How do I go about that? Should I caulk both edges? I plan to use standard silicone, would that be good for both? Is there any particular I should keep in mind for my configuration?

    Note that the skirting is difficult to remove because it has a flange trapped beneath the tiles to keep it in place.

    TIA
     
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  3. KenGMac

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    phloaw, good evening.

    The trim fitted now can tend to leak over time.

    if it were me, I would slowly and carefully remove the existing plastic trim and mastic, using a new sharp Stanley knife.

    Then i would apply a quarter round ceramic tile bedded totally in mastic, something like the material below.

    Johnsons Cristal PRG1 Ceramic Bath Seal Trim Set White Gloss

    Ken.
     
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  4. phloaw

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    Ok, thanks. I suspected and dreaded that. I asked just in case there were a way to escape the bother of removing that strip.
     
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