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Old 11-22-2011, 11:05 PM   #1
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I was removing the caulk from my fiberglass tub enclosure with a caulking softner and the product became gooey, stickey and ended up on the the painted walls just above the caulk line. Does anyone have any suggestions how to remove the "stickiness" of the caulk from the paint. In some areas I was using the caulking tool so much that the backerboard was exposed. Was planning on painting the bathroom anyway, but am thinking I'll probably need to let it dry,then sand and spackle. Thanks for any advise.

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I was removing the caulk from my fiberglass tub enclosure with a caulking softner and the product became gooey, stickey and ended up on the the painted walls just above the caulk line. Does anyone have any suggestions how to remove the "stickiness" of the caulk from the paint. In some areas I was using the caulking tool so much that the backerboard was exposed. Was planning on painting the bathroom anyway, but am thinking I'll probably need to let it dry,then sand and spackle. Thanks for any advise.
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I've never even heard of a "caulk softener", but I can tell you right from the start I wouldn't use it if I did, and for the exact reason you're suffering. It sounds like a guaranteed mess. There is no substitute for a sturdy razor blade and scraper, dry removal, for removing caulk. As to your question Debbie, you answered it yourself. Good luck.
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I've never even heard of a "caulk softener", but I can tell you right from the start I wouldn't use it if I did, and for the exact reason you're suffering. It sounds like a guaranteed mess. There is no substitute for a sturdy razor blade and scraper, dry removal, for removing caulk. As to your question Debbie, you answered it yourself. Good luck.
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Thats why I asked, maybe there is actually something we don't know
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Thats why I asked, maybe there is actually something we don't know
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