How to Remove Caulk. Old and pealing caulk or just a bad caulk job not only look bad but can allow water to seep behind tile and walls. We recommend maintaining caulk around tiles, tub & shower enclosures, sinks, toilets, and windowns to prevent water leak damage to adjacent furnishings. It's a simple DIY fix that can save you hundreds in repairs later!
I started doing this and will never stop! My tub shower are always spotless-so simple. Simple shower and tub cleaner: fill wand half and half. Wet surface and scrub. wow! leave in shower wash while you are already in there - This SO needs to be done in our bathroom.
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This actually does work!!! Tub Cleaner: 1 part vinegar and 1 part Dawn. Heat vinegar, add Dawn. Spray tub, leave for an hour and wipe away the yuck. (I did 1 part vinegar to 1/2 part Dawn and it still worked great!)
Caulking: Remove old caulk. Spray with bleach diluted to 10% to remove any mold. Fill tub with water. Place tape 1/4" from crease. Squeeze deep into crease. Smooth out with wet finger. Then peel off the tape immediately, before it dries. Drain the tub when caulk is dry. Wait 24 hours before using tub.