So I have what looks to be a small crack next to my shower/tub (One of the fiberglass inserts) and the wall next to it.

Im assuming this is just where the silicone/caulk has dried and cracked? Is there an easy fix to this outside of just tearing out all the silicone? The house is around 6 years old. it's such a small crack im wondering if I can sort of press in the silicone in the crack to give it some "pliability" since were literally selling this house in a month and i'd rather not have to tear out ALL the caulk around the shower. (BTW how big should the gap be? the gap between what seems to be the drywall and the shower insert seems to be...widish?

Photo: http://imgur.com/a/41JYb


Get yourself some painter's caulk (not pure silicone--acrylic with silicone is ok). Cut the nozzle tip small at a 30 degree angle. Slide the tip flat along the crack and force caulk into the void. Gently scrape any squeeze-out off with a damp finger or bit of cardboard. Wipe any smears off the surface of your drywall with a lightly damp cloth.

Wait a day and see how much shrink you get. Chances are you'll want to hit it again. Then paint if you didn't achieve a good color match.

  • Any suggestions on smoothing it out after? Just use a fine grit sanding block then paint over I suppose? – msmith1114 Jun 5 '17 at 21:07
  • I explained how. You don't sand caulk. – isherwood Jun 5 '17 at 21:08
  • Won't it be bumpy after it dries though? and I paint over it. Or after I wipe it I guess it should be pretty smooth lined with the wall I guess.. – msmith1114 Jun 5 '17 at 21:09

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