Out With the Old Bathtub Caulking and in With the New...

by Knelso18
20 Minutes
My poor whirlpool tub has had the same caulking around it for (gulp) 17 yrs! I must say it looked pretty good for the longest time, but then really needed to be refreshed. I noticed small cracks and it just did not look good anymore. And for a clean freak like myself, I had to tackle taking out the old and putting on he new. This was super easy and I thought to myself why did i not do this earlier? Now I'm pretty good with a caulking gun I must admit...but they make several products that do not use a caulking gun...so don't be scared just do it. Here are my before and after pics.
Before you can see how it has separated and small cracks...
I took a blade and ran along the top edge and bottom along tub to get old caulking out.
Again you see the gaps and after getting some old caulking gone.
Yuck! Looks gross and needs to be refreshed...
Finished picture. Looks so clean and new!
finished. No cracks!
last finished picture. Just looks better.
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  • Zane Zane on Aug 07, 2017
    What did you use? How did you do it? Did you use a caulking tool?

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  • Wendy Wendy on Aug 07, 2017
    Wow, looks brand new!

  • Debbie Debbie on Jan 26, 2019

    No. I was hoping for actual caulking instructions and tips