Asked on Aug 20, 2019

How can I clean caulk?

Lifestyles HomesFiddledd224Cynthia H


4 answers
    on Aug 20, 2019

    If you're cleaning caulking off of something, I start with a scraper and try and get the edges to come clean. You can often then pull the caulking off like a string.

    If you're trying to clean the caulk itself, soap and warm water should be enough. It sometimes gets stained/hard and then the best bet is to remove the worst of it and recaulk or paint over it if you're looking at trim.

  • Cynthia H
    on Aug 20, 2019

    A baking soda paste scrub will clean it up.

  • Fiddledd224
    on Aug 21, 2019

    Mix a paste of bleach and baking soda. Apply, let sit for at least 5 minutes and scrub with a toothbrush.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Aug 21, 2019

    Mechanical cleaning is important, one can’t just spray something on it and rinse it off and expect it to clean really dirty caulk.

    What is on it?

    Mold? If it is mold you need to really clean it probably two or three times with a mold cleaner and/or something like lime away.

    Grease? If it is something like grease in the kitchen, then use something like Dawn detergent or another serious degreaser.

    Rinsing all the chemicals and old dissolved soil’s is important.

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