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About 4 years ago I had the bathroom remodeled. A new surround wall enclosure and a tub put on top of the old one. It all still looks great except the caulking between the tub and the wall enclosure.
Its not coming off and still looks smooth and not breaking up. But,
in the past year its gotton dark spots in it. Not along the entire bead, but just in several places. We have tried to use several cleaners, but
nothing touches it. We use city water, and there is no sign of mold
anywhere else in the bathroom or the house. We had a new ventalation fan put in at the time.
So is there a way to touch up the color somehow, without recaulking?
Can it be "cleaned" out somehow with cleaner?
Is it just plan mold?
Ibelieve it is mold and the best thing to do unfortunately is re caulk it but use amold resistant caulking(kitchen and bath dap)
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Cut the tip off the tube of caulk, and load the fresh tube into the caulking gun. Puncture the seal inside the tip of the tube using a nail, stiff wire or the special puncturing tool built onto many caulk guns.
Insert backer rod into large openings. These foam strips are available in sizes ranging from 3/8 inch to over 1 inch, and should be perfect for most bathroom filler needs. For larger holes, consider using a foam spray filler, but be careful as the foam expands a great deal and could overflow onto your work area if too much is used.
Caulk the joints as you normally would. For large cracks, don't force your caulking into the crevice, but simply form a bead over the crack. Use multiple beads and a caulking tool or piece of scrap lumber to shape the caulk and remove excess.
Allow the caulk to dry for 4 to 6 hours. Using the tip of your utility knife, check that the caulk adhered to all edges and formed a seal. For really large cracks, it may be necessary to repeat the process.
When caulking open cracks, place a bead along each edge of the crack. Allow the caulk to set for 5 minutes, and apply a third bead over the first two. Use the damp sponge to shape and remove excess caulk.
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