How to Soften Caulk?

Answer The first step to re-caulking a tub, sink or backsplash is to remove the old caulk. This is often the hardest part, especially if the old caulk has dried and hardened over the years. Hardened caulk... Read More »

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How do I caulk with polyurethane caulk?

Prepare the Caulk JointRemove dirt and loose paint from the caulk joint by running a paint scraper along both sides of the joint. Use a brass bristle wire brush to remove smaller particles and rust... Read More »

How do I caulk a new tub?

Prepare the CaulkUse caulk designed specifically for bathrooms because it will form a more waterproof barrier. Cut the tip of the caulk tube at a 45-degree angle using a utility knife. Load the tub... Read More »

How do I caulk an old window?

PreparationUse a putty knife to scrape away old paint from the trim and any old putty on the window that is chipping away. If there are large gaps in the trim, fill them with exterior glazing compo... Read More »

How do I remove caulk?

Cut the EdgesUse a utility knife with a sharp blade to cut across the top and bottom edge of the line of caulking. This will help you to get a razor blade underneath the caulking.Heat ApplicationAp... Read More »