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Judy D 01-01-2012 08:45 PM

caulking around tub
Hi, I have a fiberglass tub and want to recaulk between the tub and floor, do I have to remove all the old caulk which is very hard to do. I am using a good putty knife and some of it is impossible to get off. If I do need to remove it all, what is the best way to do it? Thanks!

JazMan 01-01-2012 09:47 PM

Hi Judy,

It won't look so good if you don't remove the old. However as you know, it's not easy and there's a chance you might cause damage to the tub if not careful.

A heat gun, hair dryer will help. If the old is silicone, they make removers. "Dap" brand is one I've used. Wooden "putty" knives don't damage.


joecaption 01-01-2012 09:52 PM

What"s on the floor now? If it's tile then use a single edged razor knife.
new Silicone will not stick to old caulking.

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