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Old 10-15-2011, 12:24 PM   #1
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is it OK to put a silicone on top of grout around the bath tub?

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Absolutely not!

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Bud, this is one of my (many) areas of ignorance. Would you expand on that statement some?
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If there exists regular garden variety grout then it can be infiltrated by moisture. It must be able to breathe for any moisture to evaporate. Closing off its ability to allow for evaporation will likely grow mold under any caulk used.

Typically in junctures and any changes of plain caulk should be used, not grout. You could remove the existing grout and replace it with caulk.
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is it OK to put a silicone on top of grout around the bath tub?
Silicone what? Sealer, caulk?
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Silicon is a sealant and one of the meanest things GE ever did was start convincing people it was a caulking material!

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