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Old 08-08-2011, 08:45 PM   #1
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New grout and caulking on bathtub

I will be applying new grout and caulking on my bathtub pretty soon because of an issue I had in this thread.

I found this video...

...which makes it look very simple.

Is it just a matter of removing the old and applying the new as the video suggests?

Does it have to be completely dry before I begin the process?

How long should I let it sit before I consider the bathtub to be useable?

Should I be using grout or caulking on the corners (where tiles meet tiles) as I noticed in the video is grout and yet mine currently has caulking.

Thanks in advance.


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Old 08-09-2011, 06:06 AM   #2
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Surfaces that change direction, such as tub/tile or tile corners, expand at different rates, so usually do not hold grout well. Those areas should be caulked. Use a silicone caulk designed for wet locations, such as tubs and kitchens. It has a mildewcide in it to reduce mold problems.


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