Caulking of Bathtub – 5 Year Update

In the original Caulking for Beginners post in late June of 2011, I mused over whether the 5 year guarantee for the brand of caulk I chose and my desire to have thin, neat lines of caulking (instead of blobs…) might actually play out –

Well, the 5-year question has been answered – and after this, no further updates, as the place has been sold and this weekend, I took the last photos.

I’m very pleased with the performance of the caulk I chose and even more silly-excited that my first attempt to do the-all-by-me-lonesome job has held up so well.

Here’s the pics, taken on July 2, 2016:

Bathroom caulking
Long run at back of tub
Bathroom caulking
Corner edge where I got little heavy handed in application –
Bathroom caulking
Other corner that went smoother
Bathroom caulking
Closer shot of end wrap around

Since Caulking for Beginners is my most perennial popular post – thought it only right to post the 5 year update with current pictures.

So go ahead, take a deep breath, read, gather your tools, fix a pot of coffee for leisure/pondering breaks during the project and relax – you can do it!

Oh, and Gloves – Don’t forget the gloves… unless you want to wait for it to wear off the fingers you used to smooth the line and make it look purdy…