Caulking a 2-piece acrylic tub shower

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Sun Lover, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Sun Lover

    Sun Lover New Member

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    Hi -- I am finishing up installing a Maax 2-piece tub shower unit. I would like to put clear caulk on the join/area where the tub and surround meet.

    Normally when I caulk, I put masking tape on either side of the join I want to caulk, and peel it off after I've caulked. This makes a nice sharp caulking line. But I have been told not to put any kind of tape on these acrylic tub finishes.

    Would it damage the finish to use the blue masking tape for just a few minutes?

    Thanks so much for your response, and willingness to help us DIYers!

    Sharlene
  2. Basement_Lurker

    Basement_Lurker One who lurks

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    painter's tape is fine.
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