Thanks for the advice given before about re-grouting my shower. Today I applied the last grout to the floor and the grouting is done! It came out fantastic, better than I had hoped. The grout lines are nice and even. I learned a lot and when I re-grout the other shower it should come out even better. Amazing how much knowledge you can get by just doing.
Now, I am going to let the grout dry for 24 to 36 hours before I continue. My question is: I am planning to seal the grout using a spray sealer. Should I caulk prior to sealing the grout or after? I worry that if I do it prior, the caulk won’t stick will because of the sealer. The spray makes it easy to apply to only the grout lines, but some overspray will happen. If I do it after I am wondering if the sealer is bad for the caulk. Or perhaps it just doesn’t matter. Any advice would be appreciated!
Yeah, from what I have seen the painters are pretty good at it. I had no problems doing the grout, but I have my reservations at doing a good job on a caulk line. Everyone say’s that it’s easy, but I have seen so many terrible caulk jobs, so it can’t be that easy.
Caulk is pretty easy just use a small bead and wipe most of it off in one smooth motion. Bad caulk jobs are from people treating it like cake frosting rather than filler. I would seal the grout a couple of times and then caulk, but really only because I always caulk last. I have never heard of the sealer interfering with caulk but I don’t have a cite or anything.
FWIW, I recently had a new tile floor put down in a kitchen. The tile installer told me to wait about a week before sealing the grout. Something about it being fully cured. I would go ahead and caulk, then apply the sealer. I tend to think that it really makes no difference.