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How Long Should Fresh Silicone Caulk Dry Before Using the Shower?
- Apr 27, 2018 -

Freshly applied silicone caulk has to seal before you use the shower, and moisture in the air speeds the curing time. Even if the silicone no longer feels tacky, it may not be fully cured. If the air is dry, it may take as long three days before the caulk is cured, according to remodeling expert Tim Carter.


Silicone Caulk Curing Times

For successful application of silicone caulk, surfaces must be clean, mold-free and dry. Damp surfaces or moisture seepage can prevent the caulk from adhering. After applying fresh silicone caulk in a climate with moderate humidity, the silicone can cure overnight and you can take a shower the next day. The curing requires the interaction between moisture in the air and the caulk. If you caulk during a cold month, shutting off the heat register in the bathroom or closing the door to keep out heat will help the shower cure faster by helping to keep the air from becoming too dry. In a dry climate, wait three days before using the shower.

Source: homeguides.sfgate.com/long-should-fresh-silicone-caulk-dry-before-using-shower-93889.html