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Re: Silicone Caulk Technique??

Mark Nowicki
You should ignore the advice and not apply silicone.

Running a nice and even bead of caulking is best done with a quality caulking gun.

The best ones, in my experience, are made by COX :

https://www.coxdispensers.com/us/cox-products/manual/1-k/76/powerflow%E2%84%A2-quart

Assuming you going from left to right;

Anchor the bead about 1/4" away from the corner, back into the corner and then over to the right in one quick, even motion. It takes me about 1.5 seconds to lay a 30 inch bead.

Practice first, if you mess up, remove and try again.

Caulking has a limited shelf live, after about a year viscosity becomes uneven and gas bubbles form.

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