my tub needs to be calked I need to know how to do it
You can purchase caulking in either a tube that you squeeze, similar to toothpaste, or in a hard tube that you administer with a caulking gun. You can use a tool to smooth but I always use my finger. Since you are a first timer, I would recommend the toothpaste style.
Make sure the area is clean and dry. Squeeze the caulk into the area and smooth. Wipe you hand clean and continue to the next section. It doesn't dry quickly so you will have plenty of time to get it right.
If you want to use a smoothing tool, they are fairly inexpensive and can be picked up at any hardware store.
Hi Connie, here's a great video tutorial that will show you how - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEsy7luzUTI
You can buy Waterproof Caulking from the DIY. It comes in large Tubes and administered via a pressure gun. Instructions are on the tube. Basically you need to hold the tube one cut, at an angle to the bath seam and squeeze the gun. You will need to have steady grip and be able to hold a straight line (this takes practice).
Any smoothing out can be done before it set with the use of a wet finger. Good luck! Practice a bit first............
Connie...You can purchase chalk at most hardware stores
Here is a great tutorial (with pictures!):
I share a few tips here: https://bachelorettepadflip.com/2017/03/01/how-to-get-rid-of-mold-mildew-in-a-shower/
Hi Connie: All of the above are great ideas, but I didn't see where anyone said to fill the tub with water. This is important because when you fill the tub and/or get in it, the tub will pull away from the wall and make gaps in the caulking. Since the caulking is flexible, when you empty the tub, the caulking will just snug up to the wall. Be sure the tub and wall are very clean and dry and free of oil. Therefore, don't use clorox as it has a greasy residue. You might want to wipe the area down with vinegar and let dry completely before caulking. Let the caulking dry, maybe 24 hours, before emptying and using the tub. Good luck
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