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To caulk or not to caulk?

In an Australian rental unit, how likely is it that our landlords will expect the caulking in the shower to be clean at move-out, and if they will, should we do the caulking ourselves to avoid paying a handyman for this simple but tedious and probably time-consuming job? [more inside]
posted by gingerest on Jun 15, 2014 - 13 answers

I used the wrong stuff to seal my windows.

You know that peel-away silicon caulk you can use to seal up leaky window panes in the winter and then dispose of in the summer? That stuff's awesome. Unfortunately, I must have accidentally used the regular silicone caulk last fall. Any ideas how to get it off without destroying the finish on the panes? [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on Mar 22, 2012 - 6 answers

What's wrong with my caulk?

Why is the caulking coming off around my bathtub? Am I somehow showering wrong, as my property manager suggests? [more inside]
posted by Sternmeyer on Feb 29, 2012 - 31 answers

Caulk Sucker

Indoor/Outdoor Acrylic Latex Caulk around a tub - bad idea? [more inside]
posted by plinth on Aug 18, 2011 - 5 answers

DIY grouting help, please!

I need to regrout some bathroom tiles, and I need help with some specific questions. I'm very overwhelmed with the amount of information out there and having trouble narrowing. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 30, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I fix what foundation repair broke?

Foundation work has caused a number of problems, how do I triage? Issues include cracked/buckled drywall in walls and ceilings, misaligned doorframes, gaps in shower stall tile, and cracked/separated bathroom floor tiles. [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on Dec 29, 2009 - 12 answers

Ack! My do-it-myself bidet is not a feature...

[PlumbingFilter] Ack! The toilet sprang a leak and is now acting like an impromptu bidet when flushed! What is the proper way to fix this? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Sep 23, 2009 - 9 answers

Vapor barrier for a building

What's solution for the vapor barrier on my pre-existing building: caulk, housewrap, other? [more inside]
posted by mach on Jan 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Do I need professional (plumbing) help?

Bathroom plumbing (or at least sealing) question. [more inside]
posted by sueinnyc on Dec 29, 2008 - 5 answers

Is it Hardi or Hardly Planked?

HardiPlank Installation: The installation instructions (pdf) for the brand of siding the house I live in has installed says that it needs to be caulked at the edges and that trim should be installed first, and then the siding should butt up against it. This was done at the corners, but at the windows, the trim was installed over top of the hardiplank. The instructions don't say anything about windows. Is it installed correctly?
posted by SpecialK on Sep 2, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I cheaply patch ceramic bathroom wall tiles which are coming off?

How can I cheaply patch ceramic bathroom wall tiles which are coming off? [more inside]
posted by moz on Jul 27, 2008 - 4 answers

Caulk won't dry in the shower -- too wet!

The caulk along the floor of our shower had started to get moldy after a couple years in a new house, so we removed it and recaulked (with a "kitchen-and-bath" adhesive caulk). Worked great along three of the four edges -- but the fourth edge, along the metal frame under the shower door where the 1" metal frame meets the lip of the shower floor -- wouldn't seal (wouldn't even cure -- was still mushy) after 72 hours. Pulled it up, and discovered that although the area had been dry to the touch, enough water had still been under/inside the frame to soak a paper towel slid through the joint between frame and the floor. [more inside]
posted by SeanCier on Jun 27, 2008 - 7 answers

Ants in the bathroom!

Ants in the bathroom! [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Oct 6, 2007 - 13 answers

Advice on deck staining & bathtub caulking

Questions about 2nd coats. 1) DECK: Just stained deck two days ago with a semi-transparent latex deck stain ("Weatherbeater" brand). Unfortunately it dried a little unevenly, showing brush marks, so there are lighter and darker patches. Can I apply a second coat, or will that peal once the rain comes? 2) TUB: re-caulked around tub yesterday. Aesthetically it might look better if I could apply another layer of caulk to smooth out edges and make a little thicker (used white silicone bathroom stuff), but will the fresh caulk adhere properly to the 24-hour cured caulk? I had to scrape the bejesus out of the gap to get the old caulk out, and I don't want to risk the new caulk job failing.
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Oct 2, 2006 - 3 answers

What are your caulk recommendations?

My tub was/is moldy. Out of frustration over smell and look, I decided tonight to take care of it and destroy the offending mold for the 90th time. I've had really bad luck with caulk in the past and I don't think I'm up to spending another 6 hours thoroughly cleaning it when the caulk I've been using fails again. What are your recommendations? Both for caulk types and caulking tips? [more inside]
posted by tozturk on May 24, 2005 - 10 answers

Fixing Drywall Around Shower

In trying to fix the joint where my wall meets up with my shower, I wrecked my wall. What do I need to do to fix it? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Mar 6, 2005 - 3 answers

mold in the shower

For you home improvement types - we moved into our first house last July, and since then I've been battling some mold in the shower. It's not bad, but despite my attempts to banish it, the critters keep coming back - right at the seam where the shower wall meets the tub.

Will simply recaulking the seam fix it, or will it eventually come back through the new caulk as well? Any, ahem, natural remedies for ridding our shower of the stuff?
posted by tr33hggr on Jan 7, 2004 - 7 answers

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