Painting Over and Under Silicone Caulking
By: Danny Lipford
“I am recaulking the area where a shower insert meets a wall that is painted with semi-gloss latex paint. Will silicone caulk stick to the paint? If not, can I use a different type of caulk around a shower insert?” -Kathy
While 100% silicone caulk will stick fine to paint, paint won’t stick to 100% silicone caulk. If you plan to paint over the caulking, use a paintable caulk that contains silicone and resists mildew. If not, 100% silicone caulk is fine to use.
Good luck with your project,
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