Matching Grout Colors and Caulk Colors
Here's how to custom mix your own caulk so it's a “dead-on” match.
Color-match for a better finished product
Can’t find a caulk color to match your grout? Here’s how to custom mix your own caulk so it’s a “dead-on” match:
Step One: Use grout to color-match the caulk
Squeeze caulk onto a mixing board, making sure you use enough to complete the entire job (it’ll be hard to match if you have to add more later). Then add colored grout to the caulk and mix thoroughly with a 3-in. putty knife.
Step Two: It’s like decorating a cake!
Scoop a hefty portion into a zip-top freezer bag. Zip the top shut and snip off one bottom corner. Then apply the caulk/grout bead to your tub and tool the joint with a plastic spoon or wet finger. Pull the tape free before the caulk sets up.
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