How do I remove adhesive from a tub surround?

Jean A. Stone
by Jean A. Stone
my tub used to have sliding doors. they are hard to keep clean and made it difficult to get in and out of the tub. we removed the doors and installed a shower curtain rod and curtain. need to remove the adhesive to make the tub area look better

  4 answers
  • William William on Jun 17, 2018
    Usually the frame is installed with caulk. You could use a razor scraper to remove it. Be careful not ti scratch the tub surface.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 17, 2018
    I used a butter knife and gently pried the old caulking away and then wiped down with full strength "The Works". Some areas took several attempts to get the caulking that was stuck to the shower frame.

  • Shuganne Shuganne on Jun 17, 2018
    WD 40. Let it soften. Then use a scraper that uses one sided razor blades. Keep the razor almost flat against the tub, like a pancake that won't flip.

  • 17335038 17335038 on Jun 18, 2018
    If using a razor blade I would recommend wearing protective gloves. Trying to remove anything stubborn and sticky against a slippery surface is a recipe for easily slicing fingers.