Have I ever mentioned I hate caulking? The family room shower is large and that meant lots of caulking. At the ceiling, at the floor, in the corners and inside the niches; all needed caulk. I used the same dark brown low voc caulk that I used in the master bathroom-Dynaflex 230 by DAP.
No matter how I try I cannot smooth the caulk with a wet finger as others do. Instead it gets all over the joint. I have tried various ways to clean up the mess this makes and so far pushing the caulk into the joint with a wet sponge works the best for me. It is not very smooth but it is also not all over the tile on each side.
For this large caulking job I used the tool I bought for the huge caulking job in the crawlspace. I had a half used tube of caulk that I couldn’t get to flow again with a hand caulk gun and the battery powered caulk gun was just the ticket. I had cut the caulk spout with a small opening and set the gun on its lowest feed setting which worked well for most of the caulking until I smoothed it out with a wet finger while wearing a surgical plastic glove. By the time I got all the joints trimmed back with a wet sponge and scrubby for the excess, I had let the caulk in the shower niche dry too much to scrub off!
Luckily I had some Goof Off which works on tar and caulk!
I sprayed it and let it work for about an hour and then came back and it made short work of cleaning off the excess caulk.