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Old 09-18-2007, 04:53 AM   #1
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caulking?


there is a big gap between my tile on the wall and my tub. I have caulked but it keeps shrinking. Is there something else I can use that will last longer?

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I really like the phenoseal products.

Next time you caulk, fill your tub at least halfway with water. The weight in the tub will mimic the weight of a person standing inside, which will help prevent breaking your new seal.

Leave the water in while the caulk dries (~24 hours is good).

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so use a phenoseal caulk?
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What are you using now? Did you do the bathtub-half-full thing yet? You may find that solves your problem.

Whether you use a water-repelling silicone or phenoseal is a matter of personal preference. I figure if boaters use it to repair portholes or seal deck cleats, it's good enough for my tub! And they guys at the hardware store told me that phenoseal doesn't shrink like silicone.
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I am going to re-caulk Friday. I will fill the tub half way like you said and I am using a G.E. silicone caulk, mildew resistant, no shrink. Is this o.k.?
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That sounds like it should do the trick, econdave.

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