Replace Caulk on a Bathtub or Shower

Eden Prairie, MN. Bathroom Remodeling.

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You know, nothing makes an otherwise attractive bathroom more unattractive than an ugly line of caulk right here at the top of the top. Well, there is an easy way to fix it.

Start by putting a fresh blade in a utility knife and then cut out the old caulk. You will want to make two cuts; the first with the knife blade lying almost flat on the edge of the top. The second, with it tipped up at about a 45° angle. This way, most of the old caulk will come out in one piece. For any caulk remaining on the top or the tile, take a razor blade and simply scrape it off. To get rid of any remaining mildew, at the equivalent of six ounces of bleach to a gallon of water, mix it up a little bit, and then take a toothbrush and give the joint a good scrubbing.

Choose a sealant that is designed specifically for kitchens and baths. Now, putting sealant in couldn’t be simpler. Just gently squeeze the handle and keep consistent pressure and don’t put a bead down there any larger than you absolutely have to. Now, to give yourself a nice smooth bead, take a little bit of dishwashing detergent, put it in some warm water, dip your finger in that soapy water and just draw it right along that freshly put down sealant.

Now, that’s just as attractive as the rest of your bathroom.

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