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Question DetailsAsked on 4/9/2018

I need to hire professional to rechauk bathtub in Stockton ca

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For a tile tub certainly Ceramic Tile would be the best category, because usually if it needs general recaulking there a spots in the grout needing touchup too - plus generally cleaning and resealing if you do not do that yourself every 5 years or so.

For surround type enclosure, either tile contractor or Plumbing contractors commonly do that.

Of course, if no grout work is needed, a good Handyman can do it too - though many a very sloppy job is also done by handymen - especially with silicone as opposed to latex caulk.

Also not that hard to do yourself if you get a caulk scraper to remove the old caulk (caulk does not stick to old caulk very well), learn to cut the tipo correctly to provide a small, well-formed fillet bead, and learn how to smooth and form the caulk by fingertip (again, MUCH easier to do with latex caulk like Dap Tub and Tile caulk).

Hint - excellent surface prep to remove grease, soap scum, mold, etc is CRITICAL rto a good job - easily 3/4 of the job duration. And let it cure twice the recommened time ont he container, at least, before wetting, to allow time for it to fully cure - gives much longer life.

Also - do not forget to leave drain gaps in the caulk on each wall (typically in corners and at outside ends) so any water running down behind the tile or surround on the water barrier can escape at the tub/shower lip.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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