I read (awhile back) a recommendation on the brand of caulking for use around the bathroom tub & I can't locate the information. I am recaulking the tub(again) and would like it to stick this time!!! Any suggestions of what type caulk works best? Also, I have a gap of about 1/4 inch in some places between the tub and tile. Should I use a filler between??
Although there are many products offered for use as chaulks suitable for use in the shower/tub area, most of the "long lasting" products have a silicon base and are generally "guaranteed" for a specific period of time. Regardless of the product used, if you are having trouble with the chaulk material adhering, make certain that you have thouroughly cleaned the tile and tub surfaces before applying the chaulk. I will generally use acetone as a solvent before applying a chaulk. A small amount of expanding foam insulating material makes a good filler. After injecting it into the crack and allowing it to expand, it may be trimmed appropriatly and chaulked over. Good luck.
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