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Old 09-29-2008, 07:12 AM
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Default Best Shower Stall Caulk/Sealer

In this house for about a year. The house is 32 years old. I can see that before I bought, somebody caulked one of the shower stalls. It's now turning black mod probably, and looks like chit. I'm cutting out all the old stuff.
What is the best sealer to use these days? Hopefully to avaiod the black mold problem. You know the mold---it actually get inside the sealant and cannot be bleached, scrubbed, or washed away.
The Admiral says no boom boom until the black stuff is gone.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:14 AM
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That's "black Mold", not "mod", and avoid, not "avaioid".
Luckily, I still get Boom Boom even if I can't type, usually.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:58 AM
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adavefish, are the walls tiled? If so I use a grout/caulk in a tube at either "Lowe Depot". It comes in a few different colors and either sanded or non sanded. Showers/tubs are typically non-sanded. Otherwise just buy a caulk that says for tub/shower and mold resistant.

ETA: the grout/caulk will be in the tile section near the grout bags.
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100 % silicone, and DO NOT use your finger - as the oils from your skin will penetrate the silicone and can mold. Goes for whatever caulk you decide on using.
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no no no no Not silicone! Sorry but I amnot a big fan of silicone caulk. It spreads for crap, and looks the same. It does remove easy, but unless you plan to remove that's not real good. Silicone has a few good applications, but I rarely use it around the house.
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I hate when I open a tube of sanded caulk how I can't stop it - not even in a really good caulk gun. Wonder if it is an altitude thing.

I mostly do frameless installations and use a very small bead of clear silicone - good enough to run it and leave it - no spreading...

Just don't touch it!
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I hate when I open a tube of sanded caulk how I can't stop it - not even in a really good caulk gun. Wonder if it is an altitude thing.

I mostly do frameless installations and use a very small bead of clear silicone - good enough to run it and leave it - no spreading...

Just don't touch it!
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