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How to Remove and Replace Caulk in a Bathtub

O que você precisa

  1. How to Remove and Replace Caulk in a Bathtub, Replacing Caulk in Bathtub: passo 1, imagem 1 %32
    • Remove current caulk from bathtub using a sharp tool such as a knife or utility tool. Test it first in a small area to not scrape the bathtub.

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    • Clean the surface and mold from the area with a putty knife. Excess caulk can be removed with a combination of liquid caulk removal. Remove the rest of the residue with a knife.

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    • Dry the area well to prevent mold from forming and it let it dry overnight before continuing the next step.

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    • Tape around the area that is going to be caulked. Place the tape 1/8 inch on either side of the seam that is going to be caulked. The tape keeps the caulk in a smooth line.

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    • Trim the opening of the caulk from the caulk gun to 1/8 an inch and use it a 45-degree angle and make sure it is the same size as the area between the tape.

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    • Load the caulk gun and use a steady pressure along the space between the tape as you move across it. An even pace is needed; if it’s too slow the caulk will pile up, and if it’s too fast it will break easily.

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    • Smooth out the line of caulk with your finger.

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    • Remove tape and fix any blemishes.

Conclusão

If you are how unhappy how the caulk turned out; don’t worry you can just do the following the steps again as there is no permanent damage done with caulking.

Ian Johnson

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