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06/07/2016
The caulk in your bathroom is more important than you realize, as it keeps water from seeping through and causing damage or mold growth. Still, it needs to be replaced every so often to continue providing this great service effectively. For a general guide on how to do it, continue reading.

How to Replace Old Bathroom Caulk

Gather the Supplies

For this special maintenance project, you will need to gather the following supplies: a putty knife, silicon caulk, a caulk gun, caulk softener, rubbing alcohol, a vacuum, and paper towels.

Inspect the Area

Before you begin, you need to know where exactly you should work and how much you need to replace. For that reason, inspect around the edges of the sink, toilet, and bathtub to know how to move forward.

Scrape Off the Old Caulk

Of course, you need to get rid of the old caulk before you apply the new one. To that end, use caulk softener and a knife to scrape off the damaged areas. If you see that there are some sections that are starting to present wear, scrape them off now, as they may get damaged soon.

Clean the Area

You can't apply the new caulk when the area is dirty, since it won't hold up. That's why you should vacuum the old caulk off, and even use some rubbing alcohol and paper towels to remove its residue completely.

Apply the New Caulk

Now, it's time to load up the caulk gun with the silicon caulk, and apply it on the areas that need it. Try to make the application as even as possible. If you're making a mess, use paper towels to clean it off.

Let It Dry

Finally, you just need to allow the new caulk to dry. While this is a fast process, be sure to avoid using your bathroom until it does, so it doesn't get wet causing the replacement to be ruined.

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