How To: Recaulk a bathtub or shower

Recaulk a bathtub or shower

There's nothing that will brighten up your bathroom faster than re-caulking an old, mildewed bathtub or shower. You will need a utility knife, bleach, a small bucket of water, a toothbrush, a tube of caulk, a clean rag, a silicon caulk remover, a plastic caulking tool, and painter's tape. Watch this video plumbing tutorial and learn how to re-caulk a bathtub or shower.

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6 Comments

Try using Mastic/Silicon to give a better watter tight seal, pref non-mould.

A great explanation of caulking.

I agree, i'm going to try it.

Very thorough and entertaining.

This might sound like a silly question, but I don't know the answer: do you remove the tape immediately after smoothing out the caulk/sealant? Or do you let the caulk dry first (or will this make it impossible to remove?)

Fiberglass bathtub lip slopes toward wall where water collects. Any fix ideas besides pulling the tub?

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