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    Default Dodgy Caulking

    I only have myself to blame! Attempted to caulk (acrylic) the gap between my newly tiled splashback and the laminex benchtop.In the process of cleaning up the excess I ended up almost cleaning out the join. Thought I had fixed that up, but next morning looks like air bubbles have developed overnight whilst it was setting. Desont look that great, and I dont think it would be a proper seal.

    My question - can I put another run of caulk over the top? Or do I have the clean it all out and start again?

    Thnaks for any advice!

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    Personally I would use a sharp blade and slice the sealant out top and bootom (careful not to scratch the laminate) and then reseal it. I would also suggest using a antifungal based silicon product instead of acrylic sealant. To get a nice finish apply the sealant and spray over with a soapy water solution, before smoothing off with your finger. I hope that helps!

    Cheers Chippy

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    As above, if the first bit is'nt any good it is better to start fresh.

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    Default Damn!

    Thanks guys, I guess that'll be this weekend job.

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