Re: Self Stick Vinyl tiles w/grout
A few tips on using silicone:
Originally Posted by ir8av8r
- Only apply what it takes to fill the gap! EXCESS IS NOT A GOOD THING!
- After carefully applying the least amount of silicone possible, mist the bead with alcohol and then use 1" to 3" strokes, to set the caulk into the joint and take off the excess.
- Once step #2 is done, go back and wipe the length of the joint in one stroke, ending the motion in the air, meaning lift your finger while still in motion, this will minimize the "start/stop" marks left in the caulk
Alcohol will not allow the silicone to adhere where you don't want it, yet will evaporate and leave a clean surface that can accept silicone later. Using soap will leave a residue that will prevent the silicone from adhering to the surface, causing premature failure.
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