Most home owners know that grout goes between tiles on a wall.
But did you know that where the tiles meet a bath, sink, bench or even the corner of the bathroom silicone should be used?
Because silicone is very flexible and grout is not. So when a house moves a bit or the bath expands a bit - the grout falls out and dirt moves in.
Making a good silicone join is harder than squirting goop along the join. It's very sticky stuff and very hard to remove.
The photo above shows the masking that is needed before the silicone goes on. And masking is the slow part.
But fear not! I've been using masking tape since I painted a car at age 17 ... and I've gotten a lot better at it!
If your bathroom or kitchen has unsightly and unhygienic corners let's see what HomeRite Handyman can do to clean it up ... with silicone.
PS. FYI Caulk (pronounced 'cork' in Australia) is any 'toothpaste like' filler that comes in a tube. Silicone is one kind of many caulks.
PPS. If you have a silicone or painting problem click here and I'd be happy to help.
I've been drawing and painting since I was a kid. I've studied art and design and have worked in visual areas my whole life. Now I'm a house painter!