How to remove old caulking on window trim and brick?

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The trim is wood, which could be easily removed, but would rather clean it up because it still has to be removed from the brick. Any suggestions?
q how to remove old caulking on window trim and brick
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  • Bonnie Bonnie on Jul 12, 2018

    Get a 7 way tool and scrape what will come off then chip the rest out carefully with the aid of a hammer.

  • Kat31626563 Kat31626563 on Jul 12, 2018
    take it all off can use an exato knife and clean it up well wash it and recaulk straight smooth lines with an edger caulking gun

  • Cha9046586 Cha9046586 on Jul 12, 2018
    Thanks I will give it a try

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Aug 07, 2018

    A good sturdy utility blade can be run along both edges of the caulking. Then slip the tip underneath it and it should pull out almost in one piece. You will probably need to do this every couple of feet, but keeping the caulking in tact as much as possible will make the job faster, easier and cleaner removal.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Aug 07, 2018

    A good sturdy utility blade can be run along both edges of the caulking. Then slip the tip underneath it and it should pull out almost in one piece. You will probably need to do this every couple of feet, but keeping the caulking in tact as much as possible will make the job faster, easier and cleaner removal.

  • Gk Gk on Aug 07, 2018

    3M makes a caulk remover. It does not leave a stain on the brick. $7.00 at WalMart.

  • Robert Robert on Mar 05, 2021

    Run a flat under the outer edges of existing calking. Remove in strips. Scrape remaining pieces.. Mineral spirits,paint thinner, depending on type of calking. Or:Muriatic acid (pool) is great for cleaning bricks. Even severe hard water etching. Dilute acid and dip wire brush into bucket. Scrub bricks and rinse with hose....


  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 09, 2021

    Hi Use a razor blade type too to loosed one edge and then pull it off!