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Old 02-11-2010, 11:20 AM   #1
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What kind of caulk around tub surround?


I just finished painting the drywall around the tub and tub surround. I have a sterling kohler vikrell tub and surround.

What kind of caulk should I use around the tub and surround? Silicon or Acrylic? The stuff I have now is acrylic, or should I use silicon?

My walls are a light tan, so should I use white caulk or clear? Thanks!

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Do not use silicone to caulk the surround to the wall, as paint will not adhere to silicone. Most manufacturers offer quality acrylic caulk (some called "siliconized"), which is ok, in a couple of shades of beige/tan. If the color is not close enough, just let it dry and paint over it.

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I use a clear, paintable silicone
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I thought Silicone was not paintable?

Also, should I caulk the top of my vanity backsplash where it meets the wall or not?
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yes. Caulk the vanity.
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