Re-caulking Between Granite Countertop and Backsplash

by Pegg
(St James City, Florida, USA)


The bead of silicone between my black granite countertop and backsplash is turning white and rubbery.

Water does get on it from the sink. They used a clear caulking instead of a color (black). Should I try to remove it and re-caulk?


Yes, go ahead and re-caulk the kitchen backsplash and countertop seam if it is breaking down, coming loose, changing color or otherwise looking bad.

Why it is turning white is a bit of a mystery to me, but they may have used clear because the black may have stood out too much... unless both the granite countertop and backsplash are black.

You should carefully remove all the original caulk first though, clean both surfaces well with acetone, make sure completely dry and use 100% silicone caulk.

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