Repairing calking on a tub
We recently tiled a shower/tub and after 4 months we have a small area of caulking that has separated from the tub. Is it possible to just repair the one side of the tub, or should we be removing all the caulking from the walls, other sides of the tub, etc, to ensure that we get a good seal with the new caulking? From what I understand, silicone calking does not adhere to itself and we only want to re-do this once! We are just a little worried if we remove the silicone from one section of the tub (the back tub wall), since it is attached to two corner joints, the whole tub will need re-caulking.
Does anyone have experience patching caulking or advice? We plan to clean it well to remove soap scum, dry for a couple of days, remove the silicone with a knife and remove residue with alcohol and allow to dry for a few more days before caulking.
Thanks very much for your time!
This post was edited by jenottawa on Sat, Dec 8, 12 at 8:50