Not just any old type of Silicone caulk should be used in the bathroom, And the telltale signs may be in the way your bathroom caulk looks now.
It's highly evident when your caulk needs replacing. No matter how hard you try, you cannot get rid of that ugly black mold. It brutally attacks the caulk in the joints between your tub and bathroom wall tile, And where your toilet meets your bathroom floor tile. You try to kill the mold by cleaning the caulk with a cleaner that supposed to take it away,
But it returns as quickly as you can blink an eye. You even try to put new caulk over the blackened caulk, But the mold eventually attacks it too!
* The problem is that these types of remedies are not going to make the mold go away, because the mold is growing inside the bead of caulk. And There's only one way of getting rid of it once and for all.
* You'll have to remove this diseased caulk From between your toilet and bathroom floor tile and between the tub and bathroom wall tile. Then you'll need to replace it with a new mold resistant Silicone Caulk.
To remove the old caulk from between your tub and bathroom wall tile or toilet and bathroom floor tile use a straight razor blade. The kind you use for removing paint from window panes will work best.
* Scrape the caulk away from the surface of your bathroom wall tile along the top edge of the caulk. And also, from the surface of the tub from the caulks bottom edge.
* For the area between your toilet and floor tile use this same method for removing the old caulk.
Just be careful not to scratch your tub, toilet, bathroom wall tile or bathroom floor tile And most important yourself!
* Change your razor blade frequently to ensure you are always using a sharp edge. Use a flat head screwdriver to dig the old caulk out of the groove.
* Once again be careful not to scratch the surface of your bathroom wall tile or tub or your toilet and bathroom floor tile and you.
* Allow your tub and bathroom wall tile area to dry for at least 24 hours after the last time it's been used.
* To protect your tub and bathroom wall tile or toilet and bathroom floor tile from excess caulk, you can place a strip of painters tape on each side of the joints.
* For your tub, it would be a strip along the bottom edge of the bathroom wall tile and along the surface of the tub where it meets the bathroom wall tile.
* For the toilet, it would be around the perimeter of the bottom of the toilet itself and thebathroom floor tile surrounding it.
* Squeeze a bead of caulk into the joint between your tub and bathroom wall tile.
* It is crucial that you use a high-quality tub and tile caulk that contains silicone and mildewcides. Low-grade caulk is the primary cause of mold problems between the bathroom wall tile and tub and bathroom floor tile and the toilet.
* For your toilet squeeze a bead into the joint between your toilet and floor tile.
* Wrap your finger in a wet rag and gently smooth
the caulk into the joints.
* Once you're happy with the way the caulk looks, peel away the painters tape before the caulk has a chance to harden.
* Allow the caulk to cure for about 24 hours before using the tub or shower.