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Learn How To Caulk Like a Pro

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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
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Watch the Facebook Live video on How to recaulk around your bathtub.
  • learn how to caulk like a pro, bathroom ideas, home maintenance repairs, how to, kitchen backsplash, tiling
Lift Off Caulk and sealant remover is an excellent solution for softening the old caulking before removing it.
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Start by removing the caulk and scoring the old caulk with a 5-in-1 tool.
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A Hyde scrapper tool removed the caulk with ease.
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Then clean the surface with basic rubbing alcohol.
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Now its time to apply the new caulk. Tape off the area that you want to the caulk to reduce the cleaning time.
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You can cut the caulk tube with the caulk gun to open it.
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Apply the caulk.
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Smooth.
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Remove the tape.
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Allow time for it to dry and enjoy your freshly caulked bathtub.
  • learn how to caulk like a pro, bathroom ideas, home maintenance repairs, how to, kitchen backsplash, tiling
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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To see more: http://toolboxdivas.com/2016/10/learn-caulk-like-pro-make-tub-sparkle.html

  • Katherine I. Menasion-Murphy

    Can you explain the taping process..why does it seem like the caulk is in the middle of the tape..? I want to try this, but need more help! Thanks:)

    • Richardhawk60

      There are two pieces of tape. One on the bath tub and one on the wall. The caulk goes into the crack that is between them. It is NOT one piece of tape that is on both the wall and the tub, if that is what you thought. This allows you to press

  • ToolBox Divas
    ToolBox Divas Laurel, MD

    So you would place thsthe painters tape around the area were you are going to apply caulk. It prevents the caulk from getting on the wall and tubduring the smoothing process, giving you a smooth finish and easy clean up

  • Tara Childers

    Great job...thanks for sharing

  • Diane
    Diane Albuquerque, NM

    I'm sitting here smacking my head, (oh yea that's why my caulking never came out straight, duh)..lol. I never thought to use the tape. Thanks for reminding me, great job.

  • Janis Bilbrey
    Janis Bilbrey Livingston, TN

    I have seen this before but didn't have the time at that moment to read it. Thanks for posting this. I'm turning our extra bedroom into a craft room and removed the carpet and put down wood flooring. I'm adding quarter round at bottom of baseboards

    • ToolBox Divas
      ToolBox Divas Laurel, MD

      Thank you so much Janis! Good luck with your craft room. I know it's going to turn out beautifully.

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