There’s no hiding from it. Bathroom maintenance costs will add up over the years. Whether it’s a toilet leak or recaulking your bathroom, there are some things you just can’t get around.
Fortunately, recaulking your bathroom is quick and painless with Flex Shot. It requires no previous experience and this method will save you stress, time, and money!
The standard way of recaulking bathtubs can get very messy and pricey. Off the bat, caulk guns and a container of caulk can run for up to $26. And since usual caulk guns can require a lot of patience, many opt to call their repairman. But even he could cost $100… and if you want to have old caulk removed, that will run you an additional $50. We’re looking at an estimate of almost $200.
But with Flex Shot, there is an easier way to recaulk your own bathroom and it will save you about 90% of what you would have spent using a repairman.
[Pro Tip: If there is a terrible old caulk job on your tub, first, you need to remove it. Be sure that you have a razor scraper and caulk remover. Just run the caulk remover along the old caulk to remove it. Once you’ve removed the old caulk, there will still be a bit of residue left. You can use a razor scraper to remove the remaining bits. It’s important to have a bare surface before moving forward.]
● Flex Shot (White or Almond)
● Caulk Remover
● Razor Scraper
● Drop Cloth
● Vinegar or Rubbing Alcohol
● Paper Towel
Step 1: Clean the Surface
Make sure your surface is very clean. Feel free to use rubbing alcohol or vinegar to clean the surface. This will help to remove any mold or mildew. This step is crucial as the main purpose of caulking a tub is to avoid mold and mildew from building behind the hard surface.
Step 2: Dry the Surface
Grab a drop cloth, and wipe the area completely dry. Flex Shot works on wet surfaces, but it works optimally on dry ones.
Step 3: Flex Shot Your Tub
Grab your can of Flex Shot and the extension tube (two included with every Flex Shot can). Cut the extension tube to adjust the thickness of the bead.
Next, point the can at a 45-degree angle, press against nozzle, and run it along the tub area you’re looking to seal.
Once you’ve completely sealed your tub, use your finger or a dry paper towel to wipe any excess. The Flex Shot caulk only takes 20 minutes to dry to touch. But give it 48 to 72 hours to completely cure.
Each Flex Shot can cover anywhere from 40 to 100 linear feet. So you can tackle a large project.
[Pro Tip: The best thing about Flex Shot is that you can use it over and over again. When using standard caulk, any leftovers will harden and end up getting trashed (a complete waste). But with Flex Shot, just leave a small bead (approximately 1/8”) sticking out of the top of the nozzle. When you’re ready to reuse the can, pull out the bead of dried product and use Flex Shot again.]
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By: Nick Wade
P.S. Flex Shot comes in four different colors: white, black, clear, and almond – ensuring a nice clean finish regardless of your bathroom color scheme. (Keep in mind that Flex Shot White and Flex Shot Almond are both mildew resistant.) Go here to stock your supply now.