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May 13, 11:56 PM [GMT -5]

Best caulk for bathrooms and showers is 100% silicone. There is limited colors availible though. As for taping the tube into the caulk gun, not the best idea. (personal opinion) Easier to make sure the tip is where you want it every time you start, otherwise you may end up fighting the caulk gun trying to get the caulk in tight places.
As for the speed, it is better to go with gentle pressure and a steady speed than to go quickly. You don't need to give the handle a lot of pressure, it takes less pressure than you think. Practice a little on some scrap cardboard or paper first to get a feel for it. As for a second high-speed pass, unless your experienced, don't try it! You will mess up the caulk you already put down.
An last tip, don't use toilet paper to wipe stuff off. It doesn't hold up well and you will end up with the fibers stuck in the caulk or stuck all over your fingers.
Just to let you know, I am a contractor and have over 30+ years of experience doing all forms of construction.

September 17, 5:28 PM [GMT -5]

great article however it would be nice to know who the pros reccomend for the best calk for showers and bathroom applications


rudy dipietro

June 12, 1:04 PM [GMT -5]

My son is starting to do minor home repairs at his condo. He asked me about re-caulking his bathtub. I remembered reading an article some time ago on this subject in TFH. I even cut out and saved the article. As usual, I went looking for it and couldn't find it. Then i went to the website and located the article easily. This write up is exactly what he needs. Simple basics that are not complicated and are easy to follow. We'll see how he does. Thanks.

April 10, 1:58 PM [GMT -5]

Great article! I have had very good luck using a caulk finishing tool like in the photo link attached. You can find them at Lowes, Home Depot and even Walmart for about $3. I get a perfect bead everytime.

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