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Learn How To Caulk Like a Pro

Learn to caulk like a pro. Do have old, moldy, dingy caulking that is braking away from your tub and walls? I'll show you all just how easy it is to repair the old moldy caulking around your tubs in a matter of minutes. Maintaining a waterproof sealant between the gap that exists between the tub and the wall is essential in preventing air and water from seeping through behind the walls. Moisture of any kind behind the walls can cause mold and mildew. Recaulking is an inexpensive maintenance job that could save thousands in repair work.
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $12 Difficulty: Easy
Watch the Facebook Live video on How to recaulk around your bathtub.
Lift Off Caulk and sealant remover is an excellent solution for softening the old caulking before removing it.
Start by removing the caulk and scoring the old caulk with a 5-in-1 tool.
A Hyde scrapper tool removed the caulk with ease.
Then clean the surface with basic rubbing alcohol.
Now its time to apply the new caulk. Tape off the area that you want to the caulk to reduce the cleaning time.
You can cut the caulk tube with the caulk gun to open it.
Apply the caulk.
Remove the tape.
Allow time for it to dry and enjoy your freshly caulked bathtub.
Here is the caulk that I used for my tub area.

Materials I used for this project:

  • 5 in 1 tool   (Home Depot)
  • 3.0 Kitchen, Bath and Plumbing High Performance Sealant   (Home Depot)
  • Caulk Gun   (Home Depot)
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  • Katy Bowss
    Katy Bowss Woodbridge, VA
    on Oct 20, 2016

    Thank you for sharing this. I love the instructions you post, step by step. Very clear for me. And I did not know that the caulk gun could cut the tip. Love learning. Thanks for posting. :)

    • ToolBox Divas
      ToolBox Divas
      on Oct 20, 2016

      Thank you so much Katy! So happy to share with you. I'm always learning as well.

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Oct 20, 2016

    Super great tutorial! Many people do it wrong or don't know how, and wonder what went wrong.

    • ToolBox Divas
      ToolBox Divas
      on Oct 20, 2016

      Thank you so much William! I really appreciate you checking this out.

  • Kimberly Valentino
    Kimberly Valentino Van Nuys, CA
    on Oct 22, 2016

    Absolutely Brilliant!!!!!Okay I am definitely doing this! Wow! It looks brand new!Thanks sooooo much for sharing

  • Dana
    Dana Australia
    on Oct 22, 2016

    Never thought of this, well done! Thanks for the tip

  • Rebecca Brantley
    Rebecca Brantley Swainsboro, GA
    on Oct 22, 2016

    Great step by step tutorial, and easy to follow!

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