When re-caulking a bathtub or shower, be careful with acrylics and use a scraper or plastic spatula. Re-caulk a bathtub or shower by using a caulk gun with tips from a construction specialist in this free video on home repair and maintenance. Does the caulk around your bathtub have ugly black marks? Or maybe it is actually loose in some sections, with little rubber strings hanging down. The black marks are mildew and the loose caulking allows water to get between your bathtub and the walls, creating the perfect environment for mold to grow. It's time to recaulk your bathtub.
Use putty knife or utility knife to remove all old caulk from joint.Clean joint thoroughly with strong household cleaner. If joint is mildewed, scrub it with chlorine bleach. Dry joint thoroughly with clean rag wrapped over blade of putty knife.
If you have a large space, than opting for a separate shower and bathtub may be ideal. While if your space is at a minimum, combining the two would be better. This doesn't mean you have to be stuck with dull and boring ones. Many manufacturers have found modern ways to incorporate them together and still look beautiful.
I placed the tape about 1/8' on either side of the seam. It helps to achieve a straight and smooth line, and it makes cleanup faster and easier. Note: do not skimp on this step; it is worth the time and effort. The opening at the tip should be about the same size as the joint (area between the blue tape).
When I started I made the rookie mistake of going too slow, and the caulking material started to pool. You want a pace that gets you an even, steady stream. Too slow and the of caulk piles up; too fast and the caulk stream is too thin or it breaks.
The bathtub can be the important role of your bathroom with careful planning advanced Considering the advice above to fit for your life style, budget and space limitation. Also think how much time you spend in a bathtub, for many busy life styles, bathtubs aren't used and become more than a permanent general fixture than an practical used home furnitures in the bathroom. However you choose to use your bathtub, have a good time to relax and enjoy this piece of heaven dream time in your bathroom. Put the drain cap come back and turn the water on to have a test how fast the water is draining out the bathroom.
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