Caulk your kitchen in 5 easy steps.

STEP 1: Choose the right caulk so you don't have to do this again and again.

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Caulk your kitchen in 5 easy steps.

STEP 1: Choose the right caulk so you don't have to do this again and again.

To stand up to the daily demands of a kitchen, choose a 100% silicone or paintable silicone caulk. GE-branded silicone caulks create a long-lasting, flexible, waterproof seal that never shrinks or cracks. Acrylic caulks and so-called "silicone-tough" acrylics can harden, crack and crumble over time, so they may need to be replaced. Think about it: If you can wash off caulk with a little soap and water, how long do you think it will survive around your kitchen sink?




STEP 2: Clean the surface.

Remove old caulk. Typically, it needs to be cut, scraped or chipped away. Use a utility knife, putty knife or painter's multi-tool. Thoroughly rinse the area with soap/cleanser and wipe off excess water. Remove soap scum, as caulk struggles to adhere to this residue.

TIP: Wiping the joint with alcohol or window cleaner ensures no soapy residue is left behind.


STEP 3: Open the tube and seal.

Cut nozzle to desired bead size. Pierce inner seal with seal punch found on most caulk guns. Insert cartridge into caulk gun. Squeeze with even, consistent pressure to control the rate the caulk leaves the tube.

TIP: Apply masking tape to either side of a joint to create a straight edge. Apply caulk.




STEP 4: Smooth the seal.

Use your finger or wet caulk-smoothing tool to smooth caulk into joint within two to five minutes.

TIP: If you applied masking tape in the previous step, remove immediately after smoothing the seal.


STEP 5: Clean up.

Before caulk cures, wipe away excess sealant on surface, hands and tools with a dry cloth.


Recommended Products

GE Silicone I* Tub & Tile
100% silicone, permanently waterproof caulk formulated with mold-resistant product protection.

GE Silicone II* Kitchen & Bath
30-minute water-ready, seven-year mold-free product protection caulk for use around kitchens, baths, sinks, tubs, tile and countertops.

GE Supreme Silicone Kitchen & Bath
30-minute water-ready, 10-year mold-free product protection caulk for kitchens, baths and plumbing applications.

GE Supreme Paintable Silicone Kitchen & Bath
GE Supreme Paintable Silicone Kitchen & Bath caulk combines the outstanding durability and adhesion performance of 100% silicone with the paintability of acrylic. Supreme Paintable Silicone can be painted with a brush or roller after just 30 minutes or spray painted immediately. 30-minute water-ready, 10-year mold-free product protection caulk.

Where to Buy
Find GE-branded 100% silicone and paintable silicone caulk near you.

How Much Do I Need?
One 10.1 ounce tube is enough to caulk 51 linear feet with a 3/16" bead.

Shopping List

  • GE-branded 100% silicone or paintable silicone caulk
  • Dripless caulk gun
  • Caulk-removal tool, putty knife, painter's multi-tool or utility knife
  • Clean cloths
  • Caulk-smoothing tool

Recommended Products

GE Silicone I* Tub & Tile
100% silicone, permanently waterproof caulk formulated with mold-resistant product protection.

GE Silicone II* Kitchen & Bath
30-minute water-ready, seven-year mold-free product protection caulk for use around kitchens, baths, sinks, tubs, tile and countertops.

GE Supreme Silicone Kitchen & Bath
30-minute water-ready, 10-year mold-free product protection caulk for kitchens, baths and plumbing applications.

caulking tubes

GE Supreme Paintable Silicone Kitchen & Bath
GE Supreme Paintable Silicone Kitchen & Bath caulk combines the outstanding durability and adhesion performance of 100% silicone with the paintability of acrylic. Supreme Paintable Silicone can be painted with a brush or roller after just 30 minutes or spray painted immediately. 30-minute water-ready, 10-year mold-free product protection caulk.

Where to Buy

Find GE-branded 100% silicone and paintable silicone caulk near you.

How Much Do I Need?

One 10.1 ounce tube is enough to caulk 51 linear feet with a 3/16" bead.

Shopping List

  • GE-branded 100% silicone or paintable silicone caulk
  • Dripless caulk gun
  • Caulk-removal tool, putty knife, painter's multi-tool or utility knife
  • Clean cloths
  • Caulk-smoothing tool

Why GE 100% Silicone?

Trust your sealing project to a true leader in silicone science. Decades ago, GE pioneered aerospace silicone sealants to help NASA seal the boots on astronautsí space suits, enabling man to take his first steps on the moon. GE has also innovated construction silicone sealants that are tough, yet flexible enough to hold glass panels on some of the worldís tallest skyscrapers. And even when it comes to projects like sealing your home, you can count on the long-lasting, durable performance of GE-branded 100% silicone to get the job done right.