Bathroom Caulking Help - General DIY Discussions - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-28-2009, 07:49 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Bathroom Caulking help


I had a issue a few months ago with getting caulk to stick to my bathtub surrond, so I bought some kind of a self sticking pre-made caulk strips. Well lets just say that has not worked out at all. The stip came off, which tells me there is a lot of moisture behind the wall.

I only have one shower/bathtub, and a family of 5, so not using the bathroom, is not a option.

Aside from that, how can I dry out the way, without removing the shower surround, which will cost me about 500 bucks to replace!

I am willing to try anything, but I just cannot figure it out.

The funniest thing... I am actually building a new bathroom from scratch right now. But it will not be done for about another month or so. I need some help on fixing this one!

Thanks to all

Advertisement

fishinggeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2009, 09:01 PM   #2
Another DIY Zombie
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Champlain, NY (NY, VT, QC Border)
Posts: 281
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Bathroom Caulking help


Been there done that.

The premade strips are garbage for sure.

What I did. Get a small oscillating fan, set it up in front of the tub so that the air hits the joint to be caulked. Then let it go for several hours. Then take some mineral spirits and a razor blade and clean the tub and surround real well.

Take some good quality caulk and pack it in, doing a good clean job as you go. Leave the fan on low, but still oscillating overnight.

I have done this several times over the years and it has worked out well.

Advertisement

javan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Caulking Exterior Windows unixb0y Painting 1 06-04-2009 06:31 PM
bathroom caulking fabian Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 1 05-23-2009 09:27 AM
Bathroom Caulking satchmo Flooring 7 06-13-2007 06:43 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts