Bathroom caulking made easy

Finding the best bathroom caulk  

Planning to tackle a bathroom DIY project? You’ll inevitably need some bathroom caulk to complete the job. With so many products to choose from, which one is right for you? Let us help you with our tips.

Bathroom caulk 101

Don’t want to spend the whole weekend slaving away on that much-needed bathroom DIY project? With the right bathroom caulk and a little bit of know-how, the job will be done before the puck drops on Saturday night.

Bathroom caulk is critical for sealing and protecting surfaces like walls, counters, floors, and tiles. Silicone sealant repels moisture and prevents mould, while also keeping your bathroom looking sparkling and fresh.

Now, before you head to the home improvement store and grab the first tube of bathroom sealant you see, you need to identify what the Sealant will be used for specifically. Do you need to seal a joint? Or maybe you want to replace some old, dingy caulking. Do you have a colour preference? Once you’ve established your sealantneeds, you will be able to choose the right sealant for your project.

Tips for using bathroom caulking products

Before you start your project, take a moment to collect all the tools needed — bathroom caulk, a caulking gun, a damp towel, mould cleaner, safety glasses, and gloves — and then prepare your work area. Surfaces must be dry and clean to ensure the silicone sealant adheres properly.

How to apply bathroom silicone to joints

To begin, simply place the caulk into a caulking gun and carefully cut the nozzle — make sure it is not too big for the joint you are sealing. Alternatively, you can purchase caulking in a squeezable tube. This will eliminate the need to purchase a caulking gun.

Next, apply the caulk smoothly along the joint. To avoid bumps and drips, try to use steady pressure and look slightly ahead of where you are applying. This little trick of the trade helps to ensure a clean line.

How to seal surfaces with bathroom caulk

Is the caulking in your bathroom cracking and looking dingy? Avoid removing existing caulking and grab a tube of LePage RE-NEW to get the job done fast. Just wipe down the existing bathroom caulk with a damp cloth to ensure a clean surface for caulking adherence. Then dispense the LePage RE-NEW directly on top of the old sealant. The self-tooling nozzle on LePage RE-NEW will give you the perfect look every time!

Caulking tape can be helpful when caulking joints around your bathtub. Place it on either side of the joint and you will have clean edges.

Cleaning up silicone sealant

If necessary, cut away any cured sealant with a grout removal tool or a safety razor. To finish, tidy up your work area and tools with some warm soapy water.

What is the best bathroom caulk brand?

LePage has you covered for all your bathroom caulking needs. To save time and ensure the job gets done right the first time, grab a tube of LePage 2in1 Seal & Bond Kitchen & Bath. This premium sealant is paintable within 40 minutes of application and also water and mould resistant. Its low odour formula makes indoor use a breeze.