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I recaulked part of my shower about a year ago. After a couple of months, I noticed that the caulk had worn off just below my in-wall soap dish, where the extra soap runs down the wall. I recaulked, but have once again run into the same issue. I'm using DAP Kwik Seal Plus, which is designed for bath applications. I am making sure to thoroughly clean before recaulking, so I do not believe this has to do with a poor application job.

Has anyone ever run into an issue like this before? Is there either a different product or a better way to apply this caulk that will resolve this issue?

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  • I have the same problem - I'd love to hear if there was a resolution? – DJF Aug 24 '20 at 2:14
  • To be honest, the issue kinda stopped. There's still a bit of a notch in the last bead line I made but it hasn't gotten any worse. Maybe different soap? Or maybe there was something else at play that resolved itself? – YWCA Hello Aug 24 '20 at 16:12
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I am assuming that you have cleaned off the surface thoroughly. I would probably try to sand the area where you want the caulk. I would only imagine that if there is any soap residue that the caulk would just slip away. Curious if you tried that, I'm sure you have, if not I hope this helps.

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  • I didn't try sanding, though I did thoroughly clean the surface. My guess is that the soap is somehow getting underneath the caulk with time and causing it to lift. If I don't hear any other advice, I'll give the sanding a try. If that doesn't do it, I might just try a different product. – YWCA Hello Nov 27 '13 at 17:27

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