• Hometalker
  • Lancaster, PA
Asked on May 22, 2017

What is the best way to remove silicone bathtub caulk and replace?

C.B.Annette Skirving Young


My bathtub calk is mildewed and needs to be replaced. The silicone has pulled away from the fiberglass tub. Any tips to remove it. Any recommendations for replacement?
2 answers
  • Annette Skirving Young
    on May 22, 2017

    Home Depot sells a caulking removal tool!
  • C.B.
    on Jun 8, 2017

    Starting with a dull tool to remove what 'will' come off first...[like a flat tipped screw driver], then graduate to the more meticulous tool [a razer blade tool] for the delicate work. Take care not to gouge the fiberglass as you work. After you have removed the ole sealant, clean the surfaces well & let them dry; then begin to re-seal the surfaces with a 'Kitchen & Bath Sealant' that is 'mildew/mold resistant'...then you won't have to replace it as often...if ever.
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