How do I properly caulk my bathtub

I have a bathtub / shower combo. I have re-caulked it at least twice in the last 3 - 4 years. Every time the caulking cracks, and ends up not doing any good.
I have a shower surround that isn't 100% secured to the wall. Re-doing the shower wall isn't in my budget at this time. Is there a way to do it so that it won't crack whenever someone pushes on the shower surround?

  3 answers
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Jan 05, 2018
    Buy the best quality latex caulk that you can afford. Secure the shower better. It may be that movement is causing this.

  • Dee Dee on Jan 05, 2018
    Talk to someone at the home improvement store and get a better caulk that is more elastic (ability to stretch). It may cost more than what you have been buying.

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Jan 05, 2018
    I agree...you may be using the wrong caulk..Ask at hardware store