Caulk your bathroom in 5 easy steps.

STEP 1: Choose the right bathroom caulk so you don't have to do this again and again.

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Caulk your bathroom in 5 easy steps.

STEP 1: Choose the right bathroom caulk so you don't have to do this again and again.

To stand up to the daily demands of a bathroom, select a 100% silicone or paintable silicone caulk. GE-branded silicone bathroom caulks never shrink or crack, creating a long-lasting, flexible, waterproof seal around showers, bathtubs, countertops and sinks. Over time, acrylic caulks and so-called "silicone-tough" acrylics can harden, crack and crumble, so they may need to be replaced. Consider this: If you can wash caulk off with a little soap and water, how long do you think it will survive in your shower or bathtub?




STEP 2: Clean the surface.

Remove old caulk from your shower, bathtub, sink or countertop. Typically, it needs to be cut, scraped or chipped away from these areas. Use a utility knife, putty knife or painter's multi-tool. Thoroughly rinse the area with soap/cleanser and wipe off excess water. Remove soap scum, as bathroom caulk struggles to adhere to this residue.

TIP: Wiping the joint with alcohol or window cleaner ensures no soapy residue is left behind.


STEP 3: Open the tube and seal.

Cut nozzle of your bathroom caulk tube to the desired bead size. Pierce inner seal with seal punch found on most caulk guns. Insert cartridge into caulk gun. Squeeze with even, consistent pressure to control the rate the caulk leaves the tube.

TIP: Apply masking tape to either side of a joint to create a straight edge before applying caulk to your bathtub, shower or countertops.




STEP 4: Smooth the seal.

Use your finger or wet caulk-smoothing tool to smooth caulk into joint within two to five minutes.

TIP: If you applied masking tape in the previous step, remove immediately after smoothing the seal.


STEP 5: Clean up.

Before caulk cures, wipe away excess sealant on surface, hands and tools with a dry cloth.


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30-minute water-ready, seven-year mold-free product protection bathroom caulk for use around showers, sinks, tubs, tile and countertops.

30-minute water-ready, 10-year mold-free product protection caulk for kitchens, baths and plumbing applications.

GE Supreme Paintable Silicone Kitchen & Bath caulk combines the outstanding durability and adhesion performance of 100% silicone with the paintability of acrylic. Supreme Paintable Silicone can be painted with a brush or roller after just 30 minutes or spray-painted immediately. 30-minute water-ready, 10-year mold-free product protection.

100 percent waterproof and paintable caulk that performs like 100 percent silicone, with the paintability of an acrylic.

Where to Buy

Find GE-branded 100% silicone and paintable silicone bathroom caulk near you.

HOW MUCH DO I NEED?

One 10.1 oz. tube is enough to caulk two bathtubs and one sink.

SHOPPING LIST

See a list of materials you'll need for your kitchen caulking project.

Recommended Products

100% silicone, permanently waterproof caulk formulated with mold-resistant product protection.

30-minute water-ready, seven-year mold-free product protection caulk for use around kitchens, baths, sinks, tubs, tile and countertops.

30-minute water-ready, 10-year mold-free product protection caulk for kitchens, baths and plumbing applications.

GE Supreme Paintable Silicone Kitchen & Bath caulk combines the outstanding durability and adhesion performance of 100% silicone with the paintability of acrylic. Supreme Paintable Silicone can be painted with a brush or roller after just 30 minutes or spray painted immediately. 30-minute water-ready, 10-year mold-free product protection caulk.

100 percent waterproof and paintable caulk that performs like 100 percent silicone, with the paintability of an acrylic.

GE Silicone II* Paintable Silicone Kitchen & Bath Caulk

How Much Do I Need?

One 10.1 ounce tube is enough to caulk two bathtubs and one sink.

SHOPPING LIST

See a list of materials you'll need for your kitchen caulking project.