The clear silicon at the base of the shower was starting to look dingy. The seal was still performing adequately, I just did not like the appearance. Naturally, I did not want to reseal with just any caulk. I wanted to use a product that looked good and provided a watertight seal.
I purchased GE (General Electric) Premium Waterproof Silicon in a 2.8 fl. oz. tube. This particular product is 100% silicon and available in clear or white. Other colors may be available. However, I was interested in white to match the shower tiles. Silicon cannot be painted and I did not want to replace with clear, so white was a good choice for me.
It is important to select the right caulk for the job. Airtight and waterproof air not the same. Some caulking products, such as acrylic latex, are good for sealing cracks to make a home more energy efficient. Other caulking products, such as butyl rubber caulk, are suited for outdoor applications. Gutters and drain spouts are examples of outdoor applications.
Sealing joints around bathtubs and showers will require a product that provides a watertight seal and is suited for indoor applications. Premium Waterproof Silicon from GE is a good product for this application. Unlike acrylic caulk, silicon is completely waterproof and remains flexible after curing. Silicon also resists cracking and is suited for joints that require a watertight seal
Premium Waterproof Silicon from GE is shower ready within 3 hours and provides 5 year mold -free protection. Cleanup will require a solvent, such as Motsenbocker’s Lift Off or Goof Off. The 2.8 fl. oz. tube is the right size for a small job and the squeeze tube does not require a caulking gun to apply. The plastic cap preserves any unused product for future use. Apply in a well ventilated area.
Silicon may be a bit more expensive than a general-purpose caulk. However, when caulking tub or tile joints, choose Premium Waterproof Silicon for a waterproof seal.