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steve771 02-22-2009 09:52 AM

replacing shower caulk... couple questions
I've done this before in all the houses that I've owned. Over time, mildew forms along the bottom of the shower, where the tile and 'shower pan' (plastic/fiberglass drain pan) meet. I've scraped away the old caulk, used a hairdryer to try to get the area as dry as possible, let it set unused for a couple days, and used a mildew resistant caulk. Mildew still returns after some time.

Is there a better way to do this? A better product perhaps? Any suggestions appreciated! :)

DangerMouse 02-22-2009 10:05 AM

even with the mildewcide products, we still get a little mold occasionally.
we just take a clean paintbrush and brush bleach on the areas and rinse it clean later.


angus242 02-22-2009 10:32 PM

This is quickly becoming my favorite caulk:

steve771 02-23-2009 08:23 PM


Tub Refinisher 02-25-2009 08:42 PM

Many times the presence of mold or mildew is a result of inadequate air circulation. I see it all the time in older homes where there is no exhaust fan or it doesn't work, or they don't use it. I tell folks to install a good exhaust fan, use it, and keep the shower door open to allow for air circulation. If you create an environment where it's always moist, you will grow mold/mildew.

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