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Discuss What do you prefer at wall / ceiling abutment joint ? in the Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. Jimny Cricket

    Jimny Cricket Active Member

    Location:
    Fatfield
    evening chaps,

    what do you prefer at wall / ceiling abutment joint ?
    1. grout
    2. silicone seal
    3. caulk seal
    4. 'nothing' just a shadow gap i.e. no grout / sealant
    personally I like #4 - as long as the cuts are within 1mm tolerance of each other.
     
  2. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Northants
    I always leave 2mm gap and grout mine in, then mask round tiles with frog tape and paint the ceiling back over the grout, nice crisp edge that way.
     
  3. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    Caulk for me. Should be treated as an expansion joint. Silicone works but a bugger to paint over if ceiling requires redecoration
     
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  4. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Caulk and paint.

    A nice high quality caulk that doesn’t shrink back too much.

    I use Den Braven. Best caulk I have used.

    Silicone is the wrong product to use IMHO.
     
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  5. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler

    Caulk for me too.
     
  6. Steve Griffiths

    Steve Griffiths Active Member

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    Interesting, I have never found a caulk that doesn't shrink badly, looking terrible months later, I avoid it like the plague now, not heard of that make though, might be worth another try, where do you get it?
     
  7. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    What do you use instead?

    I get it online- decorating direct. Or I buy the Geocel from Toolstation. All caulks shrinks though.
     
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  8. Steve Griffiths

    Steve Griffiths Active Member

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    Depending on ceiling finish, last one was plastic planking as small room with poor shape for ventilation so silicone, but assuming plastered/painted, keep an even cut line and grout the gap.
     
  9. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    Caulk for me as well, easier to paint
     
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  10. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Never understood why people use silicone for that joint. On a painted ceiling it’s wrong.
     
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  11. John Benton

    John Benton Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Leeds
    Caulk every time on a plastered and painted ceiling
     
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