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Old 07-03-2013, 11:53 AM   #1
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Using Sanded Caulk

I visited large professional tile store and purchased their sanded caulk for a shower.
I removed very hard grout completely. Used almost all of the sanded caulk on each of the 4' edges of the shower (varing in size 1/16-3/8").
I waited 3 days after removing the grout that was cracked, stained etc. prior to caulking. I then waited 24+ hours before using the shower as per the cure time on tube.

Problem = the caulk has somewhat sunk in so a very little amount of water rests on it. The caulk remains soft ...

Do I remove and start over and allow the caulk to cure for 48+ hours? Or is the softness customary and deal with it?
In a effort to fill in the low area .. would a small bead of caulk bond to exsisting caulk?

I am starting to question the quality of product from the tile store and may be better off saving a few dollars at big box stores.


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