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Old 05-08-2012, 09:01 AM   #1
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What type of caulk for tiled corners and bottom of shower pan?


I was expecting that I would need to use a 100% silicone caulk, but when I was at Sherwin Williams to pick up some bath paint, the guy working there said to not use silicone because it will attract mold and mildew very quickly. He suggested I use their 850a or 950a caulk (I can't remember which one) because it is acrylic and won't get mildew.

So now I'm unsure of what to use. I thought the silicone cleans up easier and doesn't crack or yellow so that is why I wanted to use it. I don't understand how silicone can get mildew if that is what the installers are going to be using when mounting the shower glass.

Please help. Thanks.

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Old 05-11-2012, 07:40 AM   #2
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What type of caulk for tiled corners and bottom of shower pan?


They generally have good products, but not sure what 850 or 950 is. Silicone caulks designated for bath/shower have a mildewcide mixed in that inhibits mold/mildew growth. Latex caulks are usually not designed for bathrooms(showers).

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