Our kitchen/home remodel is still a work in progress and we’re still plugging away on our list. This is not my first rodeo as far as home projects are concerned but I’m amazed at just how many things I’ve learned in this project and little tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way.
For example – I can’t count how many tubs I’ve caulked over the years – a lot. And I’ve always done it the same way with great results. But I was always caulking white on white – so my imperfections were hardly noticeable. In our remodeled bathroom our tile is white but the grout is gray which meant I wanted to used a matching gray silicone caulking grout in the corners and against the tub. I didn’t want the gray every where, just a nice bead in the corner and I learned a little trick.
Tape off both sides of the corner. Run a thin bead of caulk/silicone grout and with a wet finger smooth out the line. The trick is to not overdo the bead – a small bead will do. Once complete and before the silicone dries, remove the tape and it leaves you with a clean line. Perhaps every one does it this way and I’ve been in the dark for years, but it made it nice and easy with no mess.