How wide is too wide to caulk?
While caulk alone can be applied to narrow cracks, gaps wider than 1/4” should be filled with foam backer rod first.
Can you caulk on top of cracked caulk?
People often ask, “Can you caulk over old caulk?” but it may be more important to ask, “Can you caulk over cracked caulk?” Generally, caulking over old caulk isn’t recommended. Removing the old caulk and replacing it with a new bead of caulk instead usually creates a better seal.
How do you caulk wide cracks?
How do you fill gap between drywall and tub surround?
How do you fix a big gap between a wall and a bathtub?
If you have tile on the wall adjoining the tub, select a caulk that matches the color of the grout. If your gap is smaller than 1/8 inch in width, use regular caulk; fill gaps larger than 1/8 inch with a sanded caulk. Make sure the gap is clean and dry, then squeeze a thin, even bead of caulk into the space.
Can you caulk a 1/2 inch gap?
Measure the size of the gap that needs to be filled. A single bead of caulk can fill gaps up to 1/4 inch. If the gap is slightly larger than this, fill it with a bead of caulk deeper into the gap, but not flush with the surface. Wait until the caulk is completely cured before coming back to put a surface bead on.
Can you put caulk in wall cracks?
Use caulk if cracks appear where the ceiling meets the wall. Caulk is flexible and can withstand a slight bit of settlement. Sand, prime and paint the wall after you’ve repaired the crack. And then stand by for the next change of seasons and the next round of drywall cracks.
Can you use caulk to fill cracks in plaster?
A: Working latex caulk into the plaster cracks with your finger and then wiping off the excess with a damp paper towel or rag might help for a little while. Caulk is designed to be flexible; it expands and contracts.
How do you caulk a wide gap?
What do you do with a gap between tub and cement board?
Technically, after the tile is installed over the backer board that gap between it and the tub ledge should be filled with an ASTM C920 sealant (caulking e.g. silicone). Although some say you should have weep holes along this gap so any water behind can weep out into the tub.
How big of a gap can you fill with drywall mud?
Setting-type compound (the bagged kind you mix vs. the drying-type you buy premixed in a bucket) will easily fill a 1/2″ gap without cracking. Make sure you load up the gap well before applying your tape, then finish it as you would any other joint.12 Dec 2010
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How wide of a gap can you caulk?
A single bead of caulk can fill gaps up to 1/4 inch. If the gap is slightly larger than this, fill it with a bead of caulk deeper into the gap, but not flush with the surface. Wait until the caulk is completely cured before coming back to put a surface bead on.
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