Caulk: Round 2

Emboldened by the caulking success in the bedroom, I turned my attention to the bathroom.

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Most of the tub & surround were in good shaped but there were a few areas that weren’t.

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It’s not as neatly done as the bedroom but this bathroom isn’t sticking around forever. {I’m hoping to completely gut it in the next 2 years, if not sooner.}

Before & After
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Before & After
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You should really try caulking. It provides incredibly gratifying results in record time.

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7 Responses to Caulk: Round 2

  1. Just stopped by to say hi and thanks for your comment on my blog about the Flip video. Great job on the caulking – it’s amazing how the small details make such a difference

  2. Carrie says:

    I think we’ll be adding “caulk the bathtub” to our growing to-do list. Like you, I’m hoping to gut the bathroom within the next year or two, but maybe a little caulk will help me to feel better about the current state of affairs in the meantime. 🙂

  3. Kellie says:

    That looks WAY better! I have so much caulking repair to do. The previous owners of our house were definitely NOT good caulkers!

  4. Eric says:

    Ugh silicone caulk. You like that stuff?

    I think its great that it’s more durable, but its such a pain to clean up, and I feel like its more for professional caulkers to get it right the first time.

    I prefer the traditional cheaper stuff with the wet finger trick. Perfect caulk lines ever time, easy clean up. Wet finger trick does NOT work with silicone

    • It was my first time with silicone caulk, actually. I used the water soluble stuff in the bedroom. Wanted to compare how both worked. I quickly learned that disposable plastic gloves were needed because it doesn’t clean up as easily. But after I put on the gloves it was fine; just chucked them in the trash afterward.

      After comparing both, I think I would prefer using the latex just for ease of clean up but would be fine with either.

  5. Sara says:

    Our bathtubs are twins! It’s really sad to gut bathrooms with those nice deep tubs in older homes. Now tubs are cheaper – but not deeper. Har har. Too bad tubs can’t look gorgeous forever! Also, I use the DAP ‘easy caulk’ for kitchen and bath without the caulk gun. My plumber friend uses it too and it’s very easy.
    http://www.dap.com/product_details.aspx?BrandID=23&SubcatID=5

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