white silicone caulk for bathtub

Thanks for your ideas! It looks bad. You can buy good caulk at the local store, I’ve always liked GE and DAP. We all make mistakes 🙂. It was a different size, of course. On the outside of the shower, some of the silicon (just in certain parts) are turning orange. I’m working on a tub & tile situation for a bathroom that has grout and silicon caulk on top. Shave off as much as you can with a razor blade, nauturally, but I found that using a clean cloth buffing wheel (no buffing compounds applied) attached to my drill allowed me to completely clean the last bits off with no damage at all to the shower both. Have a cup of water + a little washing up liquid / soap or just water. I have customer who just had marble countertops put in and the settling between the backsplash and the top has begun. Ultimately I had to use the Hot and High settings. Thanks/, You can use a razor scraper to remove the excess Tina, that’s always worked for me 🙂. Thanks! After that, the caulking will need 24 hours to cure, so don’t touch the caulking until then. I would try this first before using chemical emulsifiers on wood…ceramics or glass would be fine. x 60 in. Hmmm, I wonder why the caulk is still tacky John. I would like to try fixing this myself if I can! Thanks a lot, great tip 🙂. Hi there i havecan issue with my painted metal panel garage door and was hoping you could advise. Off I go to try out the hairdryer! Believe it or not, silicone often will peal off a surface if you’re persistent enough. Here’s my solution: use a hair dryer and straight razor. It took forever to find something that would compliment and not overpower the counter and something I could install myself. Since the silicone caulk in this example was between our backsplash tile and countertop I wasn’t too worried about high heat damaging anything. Next: re-install the sliding shower doors. If heat does not work, then try again skipping step that softens silicone with heat. Any suggestion on what to use and his to remove without damaging the granite countertop. Yah, silicone isn’t paintable. If it’s too cold sometimes the caulk won’t adhere properly. You were going to sit on the caulk for awhile and think about it…, I wonder what can be used to remove it from the hands? Thanks. Many of them will struggle to bond well to smooth or “waxy” plastics. Have you tried cleaning with OxiClean mixed with water? Would your method work for just taking off the thin residue? The caulk will not dry. Great job Sarah. Leave the water in the tub until the sealant has cured. Had a 1/4 inch glass surround shower install in the spring. Fortunately my wife doesn’t mind when I have to use her hair products, lol. So true that replacing caulking is no fun but the tile installer who grouted and caulked didn’t mention that scrinkage would be an issue. Acrylic Latex. I scanned down all the comments and did not see an answer to a Q I have. As soon as the seams are filled, dampen a lint-free rag or paper towel and press it into the joint with your finger. Just score it with a utility knife all around the cabinet and wall. a tile floor and tiled wall. You could add blue painter’s tape to the tub then apply duck on top of that. We just had a new countertop installed in the bathroom. All rights reserved. Or should I try the roll u stick on ? You can use a flat razor blade to carefully scrape any fine residue. You’ve seen the ominous signs of aging caulk. Silicone caulk is a very old compound and was widely used for sealing wooden boats and ships. How do you recommend I remove the out-of-date sticky caulk (48-hrs old and still like I just put it on) and do it all again with new caulk — penny wise and pound foolish – John. My only concern is that the white won’t stick to the clear silicone. I will be glad to use the chemical approach if necessary. Do you think goo gone will work after using the hairdryer? There is likely a strainer nut holding the strainer flange to the bottom of your clay sink. How do I remove all of this caulking and replace it with grout without damaging the tile? Caulk removers also harm plastic. I will now try to remove caulk and silicone remnants from the tub with alcohol or heat, as I can’t scrape any more of it away. I removed silicone caulk that was pulling away from the window (kitchen window sits on top of the granite counter top) and cleaned really good, re-caulked and it is happening again. Sounds like water is getting in behind the caulk…is this for a fiberglass surround Ray? How can you remove silicone caulk without the use of a chemical caulk remover? I need to paint the caulk! thanks a lot. “No Nails” (really an adhesive) is totally different to silicone (of which there are several types, with different uses). Thank you for pointing that out and I can understand your anxiety. I was going to say the same thing! Any clue how i can achieve this please? I inadvertently used silicone when caulking around a window a few years ago. The tiles were applied to green board and I have cleaned out the caulk and left it open for about four weeks. Granite counter tops are usually used for food preparation and so is the standard joint sealant. Thanks! Try to remove as much as you can and go from there. I can feel your frustration Kristen. Last night I caulked the joint between the counter and the backsplash with sanded caulk (color-matched to the grout). If the razor doesn’t work then put your hair dryer on the lowest setting and give it a shot. Go slow….you will catch on quickly…..and so will the fire. Sorry Nick for the late response. The plastic ones are a huge fire hazard. Do I need to replace it with caulk or can I replace it with grout? What should I use to prep for and to seal around window frames and between the tub and tile? Hi. It works really well and might be worth a shot. I’m excited the tips will help you out. I installed a new travertine kitchen backsplash a few weeks ago (after getting granite countertops installed). Painting over silicone sealant/caulk does not work with water-based emulsion paint. 2. Not that this is any help to anyone, because I don’t know yet how to obtain the stuff. After removing the old silicone and properly securing the undermount sink I plan to apply new silicone caulk. Can you advise me how I should go about this with minimal damage to my wall or trim? There are products that will prevent it for a year…I have had good luck with Hikaru Mold Be Gone, sold on Amazon. It really has become tacky looking. (Note: Metal blades can scratch plastic sinks, tubs, and surrounds; use a plastic razor blade instead. Great article on silicone removal! He would not remove the rail as believes has been glued with silicon or no nails by previous house owner. Can I use this method for moldy silicone caulk around my windows? It can be used as a finish trim to cover sloppy paint on ceiling and wall corners, as a caulk strip to keep moisture from seeping through gaps around a sink, along a backsplash, bathtub or shower, as tile edge trim in bathrooms and kitchens or as a flexible quarter round moulding on baseboards and floors. Does that fact that the sink is in use a lot and constantly wet contribute to the caulking pulling away for the counter top? Plus, so many of your comments are left by women. By ruin I mean melt them like laffy taffy. Marcio, I think you’re referring to the dryer duct tubing. Baking soda paste will also kill mold. Ask your questions below and we’d be happy to help. Nice idea (heatgun/hairdryer) I will no doubt try it sometime. It’s probably adhered to the sink with caulk or some adhesive. Almost like a chisel. I just applied the caulk two days ago (8/23/13), I love your blog.. very nice colors and theme. Hi Jeff. Jeff Does the hair dryer method work for the space between the baseboard and tile floor ?? I don’t know what else could be used in place of the caulk, (if I can get it off!) Immediately remove the tape, one strip at a time, taking care not to let it touch any of the fresh caulk. Can I do that, or again, do I need to replace it with caulk? The heat of pans should be no problem. Just me careful not to scratch the acrylic but that shouldn’t be too hard since the surface is smooth. We recently purchased a foreclosed home, however, it sat vacant for a year. All you'll need to caulk around a toilet is a utility knife, masking tape, silicone caulk, an application gun, and cleaning rags. (In case you need that tutorial click on this link). Will this work for latex caulking? Have you tried the hair dryer trick with a small razor blade? Silicone sealant is similar to caulk, but it’s usually clear or opaque instead of white, and looks more like a gel. Caulk is useful to hide the gap between the toilet and the floor and to prevent odor leakage. If you need to seal a bathtub or a corner, silicone sealant is your best friend. The best method besides trying a hair dryer Reta is to use the same straight razor I used in this video. “You’ve got to start fresh with a clean, smooth, dry surface.”. could you be any more sexist..? razor edge is not an option and i’ve tried the mild abrasion sponges with no luck. 🙏🙏🙏. How do I get the flange off? This morning I noticed a small streak of caulk residue on the grout. I have a custom copper gutter along a roof edge that had to be pieced. It’ll be messy so get some old rags to help. In case you need that tutorial click on this link, How to Remove Silicone Caulk with Lift Off, http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-7-Piece-Metal-Buffing-Kit-A10BK07/202886254, How To Apply Silicone Without Making A Mess | Information, How To Remove Mold From Vertical Blinds | Information, How To Get Silicone Caulk Off Glass | Information, How To Remove Silicone Off Glass | Information, How To Remove Silicone From Stainless Steel | Information, How To Remove Silicone Caulk From Painted Walls | Information, How To Make A Caulk Finishing Tool | Information, How To Remove Excess Silicone | Information, How To Remove Old Silicone Sealant From Tiles | Information, How To Remove Old Caulk From Shower Door Frame | Information, Best Undermount Kitchen Sinks: The Top 5 Rated kitchen Sinks | Pizzchzz, These Amazon links help support HRT…Gracias, Add 3/4 cup of Clorox bleach to 1 gallon of warm water, Use a sponge to wash the suspected moldy surface with the Clorox solution, Rinse with warm water and let the area air dry. Apply the white over the clear (use the same brand) and see if it sticks. I’m trying to get the old caulk off my plastic tub surround and have managed to break off a smallish chunk of the surround in the process. He then put down an oak saddle to match the floors in my living room. He just said I have to muscle it….Period! Surround yourself with the luxurious look of natural stone with FlexStone, the revolutionary tub and shower wall material that is easy to cut and install and Now I did a really messy job and due to the rough undulated surface, the sealant won’t come off from the sides of the edges where the sealant is stuck. This may have been from an old tube as it never set- in fact it melted into a sticky mess. Required fields are marked *. Thanks so much for this post. I would like to seal the edges with silicon seal clear. Check out this post I did because you’ll get some great tips on how to replace tube and learn which type to use. One of them is the Homax plastic caulk removal tool. Am I looking at a complete re-tile job? Speaking of the borrowing the lady friend’s hairdryer without asking, she may have a few “caulk” removal tips of her own to share (homophonically speaking). I carful put the flat par tof the screwdriver under the caulk and run it down under it angling the tip of the screwdriver as needed. You could always try to repaint the lines Virginia. Also a testament to how hot hair dryers can get. Due to flawed installation by the contractor the sink has slightly separated from the counter and the silicone bead applied around the sink rim @ the granite has failed (and mildewed). Point the nozzle hole toward the joint; hold the gun equidistant from the surfaces on either side of the joint and about 45 degrees out from it. Most likely nobody else will even notice. Once the strainer nut is removed you should be able to “muscle” the strainer from your sink but be as careful as possible since your sink is clay!!! Do you think the hairdryer trick will work? Let me know if you have more questions. The smears are not thick enough to cut with a razor and I don’t know whether scraping with a razor or using lighter fluid would scratch/hurt the marble or not? Time to move and I couldn’t get it out the window. The bead had to be so wide and he even got some up the walls. Will not come off! It’s preferable to remove the old caulk because the new stuff may not make a great seal between your surround and tub. Wipe a damp cotton rag over the joint to remove the caulk dust and prepare the surface for the new caulk. If it won’t bother you, go ahead and paint the residue. Let me know if you’ve got any questions. Thank u. You can also use a utility knife to remove old caulking. The tube I’m looking at requires at least a temp of 40F. It’s not wall paper it’s papered sheet rock! To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. It’s sticky but I don’t know what to use which would skinny enough to dig it out. The new floor is lower than the old floor and thus the caulk line is higher on the tub. My boyfriend used way too much for the tub surround and if I scrape this surface this thin paper will come off. You could try using caulk remover from Motsenbocker’s Stephany. But to avoid scratching plastic fixtures, use a soft rag dampened with mineral spirits, not a scouring pad.). Here’s a big tip that might help: fill up the tub with water before caulking. Thanks a million. Personally, I often need to thoroughly clean uncured silicone smears off countertops when installing kitchen sinks, and its really tough to get all the residue off…both cured and uncured…especially on textured surfaces that are not smooth where a razor would work well. It almost feels like grout…rough and not smooth like a silicone caulk. What about removal of silicone caulk from the thin papered walls Of a mobile home? In this case could I simply place a bead of white caulk over the clear for aesthetics? Perhaps you should consider deleting. I used your tips in my barn; in my case the wrong caulking was applied and I had to remove it. Learn how your comment data is processed. The ultrasound probe is made of rubber or “caoutchouc in french”. The smears are not thick at all, and only show when the counter is wet as they resist the water. Hi Jeff , how to remove silicone caulk from electric cook top glued to quartz counter top ? And do you have a particular product you recommend for recaulking, that won’t get moldy? Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. does everything have to lead back to whether you get laid or not…really? I want to remove to the backsplash. Make sure you get the surface as clean as possible. Hmm, tricky situation. Hi! By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. It’s a very difficult place to get to because it is a small sliver between the cabinet and the window frame. They are dry hard. The gas company smeared clear caulk all over my stucco outside wall when installing a new pipe. The grout has been sealed for a few weeks. Any ideas would be appreciated. Hi Jeff, no question just wanted to thank you for your very clear instructions but I REALLY enjoyed that you injected some humor into your instructions. I’ve used it and gotten great results. Jeff as a playful gesture. I know the tiler applied the grout right after installing the tiles without leaving any time for the adhesive to dry. The last thing you want is to ruin an expensive countertop just to remove $5 worth of silicone caulk. You list the temp that your hair dryer reaches in F, then 2 sentences later you say its in C. Then you give the correct formula for converting C to F even stating that it is but say to put the F temp in where the C temp is. Can I then use the Wet & Forget to clean the marble and grout? Usually when I try to fix something and try to get it “just right”, it ends up looking worse. How best to remove it and recaulk? What you have is a hybrid mix of silicone and acrylic. I’m trying to leave the grout as is but curious if I apply new caulk over the small areas where there is old caulk what kind of trouble am I getting myself into? Your thoughts, please. After removing old grout I realize there is water beneath the metal strip. Most came off but you can still see residual caulk material. I have removed all caulking and silicone sealant from around tub and the fixed glass panel. Lift Off? This can mean the difference of getting your fire going or not when it comes to wet or greenish wood. Cleaned it with bleach solution, washed and dried it. While it does shrink more and dry harder than silicone—and will probably need to be replaced a little sooner—the replacement job should go faster. Or should we just anticipate re-caulking it every few years? We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. I don’t want to damage the marble walls. Hi Jeff, i have a stainless steel undermount sink beneath my granite counter. Great blog by the way! Linda, I do not understand why you cannot cut or set pans on granite, other than the granite will dull your knife blades. Thoroughly dry the area with paper towels, a dry rag, or a hair dryer. After reading all the comments, no one has failed to mention the issue of weight possibly being the cause for having to continually re-caulk/silicone stuff. From the 1 Silicone Brand, Advanced Silicone 2 Kitchen & Bath sealant is a high-performance, 100% silicone and 100% waterproof sealant ideal for areas prone to water exposure. Heat up 8-10 inches of silicone caulk for 30-40 seconds then use a razor blade to slice through it. Water was leaking through the joins of the panels so i tjought ok ill get some marine grade clear silicone and use that. I still see a slightly shiny inch long residue of silicon along the saddle. I bet it will work. Lift Off breaks down the caulk and then you can use either a plastic putty knife or razor to remove the caulk. Hopefully the eraser tip works for your wood project! Anytime you use caulk always wipe your hands as much as possible with a rag then use the GOJO with warm water. Acrylic latex caulk comes in a rainbow assortment of colors to match sink and tub glazes. Be careful with the razor!!! 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