I also use this technique removing grout. If you have quartz, then there could be a heat issue, but the newer stuff seems to be good up to about 525 degrees Fahrenheit. The new floor is lower than the old floor and thus the caulk line is higher on the tub. Failure to do so can prevent the new caulk from adhering properly. You can also use rubbing alcohol or mineral spirits to remove any residue from the glass. I’m pretty confident using caulk but he did this without my permission! Just me careful not to scratch the acrylic but that shouldn’t be too hard since the surface is smooth. Wet your finger with some soapy water in a dish or basin and then smooth out the seam. Apply the white over the clear (use the same brand) and see if it sticks. If you decide to use a silicone dissolving solvent to help remove the caulk, test it in a small, inconspicuous area first. Thanks a million. I plan to try the hair dryer and oil filter wrench. It is on there very thick. I will be glad to use the chemical approach if necessary. There are so many different types & uses. He used silicon. Please help!!! Most colored grout also have a matching caulk made for just that purpose. I would like to seal the edges with silicon seal clear. Sometimes referred to as a silicone sealant, caulks do not dry. This morning I noticed a small streak of caulk residue on the grout. Make sure to remove all of the caulk because the new silicone won’t adhere properly to gunkafied surfaces (gunkafied isn’t a word but you get my drift, leftover silicone caulk is a no no). Run the humidifier as often as you are home to keep watch on it. Do you think the hairdryer trick will work? Awesome friend! Old silicone caulk, whether opened or not, will deteriorate into a state that will never cure. By using our site, you agree to our. I’m working on a tub & tile situation for a bathroom that has grout and silicon caulk on top. wikiHow's Content Management Team carefully monitors the work from our editorial staff to ensure that each article is backed by trusted research and meets our high quality standards. Almost like a chisel. Maude. Thanks so much for this post. Or should we just anticipate re-caulking it every few years? Many of them will struggle to bond well to smooth or “waxy” plastics. Have a cup of water + a little washing up liquid / soap or just water. Try to remove as much as you can and go from there. Take your time and continue to work carefully. Jeff I do have a question. Would you suggest we wait a few months then try replacing the caulking? Because it is water based it can actually help to get water into all of the silicone. Take extra precautions to avoid cutting yourself or damaging the surface you are scraping. I love seeing bathroom projects , I need to remove the same caulk between the tub surround and the shower door also. It was a different size, of course. Also, how long should I wait to re-apply the caulk? Jeff as a playful gesture. This is where the caulking comes in. I would like to try fixing this myself if I can! What can I do? Greetings, Jeff, Please see comment posted by ‘Will E’, roughly half way up thiis page. Remove any remaining traces of sealant with the soapy water. does everything have to lead back to whether you get laid or not…really? Then I applied a silicon caulk. The biggest problem is gaps between counter backsplash and wallboard are 1/2 in to 3/4 in wide and all caulk has pulled away. But for the cost it is worth considering and using. Then you can have sex on the counter top again and minimize the chance of the sealant breaking away again. “No Nails” (really an adhesive) is totally different to silicone (of which there are several types, with different uses). I know the tiler applied the grout right after installing the tiles without leaving any time for the adhesive to dry. For removing it from brick walls, you have to carefully place the knife between the wall and caulking such that the adjacent part of the wall does not get damaged. They are typically of low viscosity (easily poured) and are not inhibited by many materials. Then check that your silicone sealant remover is suitable for the type of plastic you want to apply it to. So far I love it and don’t want to mess up my hard work. For this project it’s best to use the lowest effective dose of heat. me time, money and frustration. Everyone wants to know so they can try it . And even though many people use the terms cure and dry interchangeably, there is a world of difference between the two. Ultimately I had to use the Hot and High settings. Glad it worked out. The grout has been sealed for a few weeks. Hi , I have mould around my shower base which is surrounded by plastic wet boards looking to strip sealant and refill how do I achieve this will hairdryer be too hot or bleach affect wetboards thnx for the help look forward to your response ☺. I cannot remove it all from the textured wall and now when I did try to remove as much as I cuold and caulk with new stuff that won't adhere. Great article on silicone removal! So, think weight when sealing joints. I haven’t resealed my tub in 15 years since doing this. Although you should actually feel more comfortable knowing that I did test the temperature with a thermometer and monitored the situation. Now that I know what I know I’d recommend all homeowners just wait to caulk the counter if they use super heavy materials like granite. Pre-wash the previously caulked surface with warm water. Some type of interesting individual placed caulk between all of the tiles in both bathrooms in our home, instead of grout. The Revlon hair dryer I used reached a maximum temperature of roughly 212F. Please help! 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). So many DIY blogs and videos are so dry and boring, however I ACTUALLY wanted to continue reading through your blog. A silicone caulk not drying cure time for acrylic caulk will deteriorate over time, and the fiberglass surround.. I read your hints on the hair dryer and razor taking the silicone off which I have used in the past but I’m concerned about scratching the top with a razor, are my concerns justified? I can sense you’re frustrated with this big time. You have to seal these cracks without necessarily having to tear down and overhaul the affected portion of the wall. Just get rid of it completely and replace it with metal. Had a 1/4 inch glass surround shower install in the spring. It will come out looking pretty normal, unless it is clear, and then it will begin to look and act a bit granular-like and not perfectly clear. Because it is water based it can actually help to get water into all of the silicone. Hi Jeff. Can’t get any solvent in there. Use your finger to smooth the bead of caulking with your finger before the alcohol evaporates. A guy came to put laminate on our stairs and left stains of silicone or glue all over, everything looks dirty and stained and I don’t know what to do,, it must be the stuff he used to stick the laminate together,, Help please!! My problem is between my silicon caulk & glass. Do you have any suggestions to take it off porcelain tile. Sorry Nick for the late response. You can buy a tube of catalyst for less than $10 at your local hardware or home improvement store. However, there is a caution when painting it with oil-based paints. Then comes the white caulk around the tub, and the clear silicone at the base of the glass panel. I really don’t see a way to get the old caulk off in some areas. The caulking between the sink and the counter top has pulled away from the soap stone. I don’t want to have to remove it a third time. Linda, I do not understand why you cannot cut or set pans on granite, other than the granite will dull your knife blades. Or will that simply not work regardless of the existing caulk being in new condition? Remember, the best caulk in the world won't work if it is applied to a dirty or unsound surface. I need to remove silicone from behind granite backsplash on my cabinet side panels. wikiHow's. I will likely mention this in my podcast so that everyone can learn from you . I need to replace the flange. Let me know if you have more questions. No space between sink hole and flange. SO: If you are going to use 100% Silicone Caulk…be sure to check the expiration date…and buy it as far from the expiration date as possible! If my best friend or a close family member asked for my opinion I’d recommend formica. I had to remove wet and/or cracked caulk from where the tub and tile wall meet twice withing the first week. We have a clay farm house sink and soapstone counters. I’m saving you grief and a trip to the flower shop (not to mention, but I am anyway, being locked out of the bedroom-this is a nice way of saying you won’t be getting any you know what). It’s called Lift Off and is very user friendly. I’m not sure what the issue might be. We just had a new countertop installed in the bathroom. The bead had to be so wide and he even got some up the walls. I called the plumber that did it. Had a new bathroom fitted with a crome water spout tat comes up from the floor over the bath. I watched videos, read articles, bought a few products and nothing worked. Marcio, I think you’re referring to the dryer duct tubing. Well, I’d probably use a 5-1 painter’s tool to scrap out the old “new” caulk. We got a slab of granite for the counter top (two pieces) and a ceramic tile backsplash. Acetone will clean it, but it’s still a lot of work. The workmen couldn’t drill into my floor tiles said theta were too hard so glued the screws in place to the bottom of the spout on the floor. I have stained silicone grout all through my house at the baseboard . . Maude, I use GOJO Natural Orange hand cleaner with pumice. Do you HAVE to remove every SINGLE last trace of old caulk in order to apply the new caulk? Grout will shrink after installation and a very tiny crack will exist, trust me. Do yoy have any tip ??? I realize this presents issues with crumbs falling behind the counter but it’s manageable. It is white and I don’t think it would look good leaving as is, unpainted. Dip tool or finger in solution before running smoothly along caulk to tool (a little pressure) sealant into gap & keep wetting tool/finger as you go. Thanks! In contrast, silicone caulks actually need moisture to dry and cure—a humidifier in the room is an asset. Can you advise me how I should go about this with minimal damage to my wall or trim? 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? This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. If the razor doesn’t work then put your hair dryer on the lowest setting and give it a shot. The second time, I noticed some of the adhesive seep out from behind two of the tiles. Is there a cleaning solution you or someone else uses that might have caused a bad reaction? I will paint the bathroom and the caulk if it ever dries. Any ideas would be helpful. Hi Jeff , how to remove silicone caulk from electric cook top glued to quartz counter top ? Thanks! Help! A small correction–the formula is F= 9/5C + 32, not 9/5F. The caulk will not dry. This is a nice tool for beginner DIYers because it has an angled tip to remove silicone caulk from corners. This article has been viewed 131,418 times. Razor blade off as close as you can without touching the wood. They are dry hard. I should mention, that I don’t remember doubling up in the tub to expose the joint to more weight than it was cured with. . Got any ideas? But there is no budge yet. Granite counter tops are usually used for food preparation and so is the standard joint sealant. I truly think it’s just the weight of the counters making the counters settle. Painting over silicone sealant/caulk does not work with water-based emulsion paint. Luckily, there are a number of different methods you can use to remove it. My question is twofold: should I make sure it is totally dried out before caulking and what would happen if I caulked over the vent allowing no water to enter? Silicones in the first group are the less expensive and easier to use. Here’s a big tip that might help: fill up the tub with water before caulking. Re. The gel let me target the moldy caulk line rather than just pouring bleach randomly. I installed a new travertine kitchen backsplash a few weeks ago (after getting granite countertops installed). Lexel ® takes latex and oil-based paints well. I want to remove the silicone without damaging the painting surface of the trunk. Make a shallow cut by using only the tip of the knife. Go slow….you will catch on quickly…..and so will the fire. So, no worries of mold ect. Last night I caulked the joint between the counter and the backsplash with sanded caulk (color-matched to the grout). Go with the grain. Whoa, that’s a good tip Clazi. When he repositioned it, apparently he put clear silicon under the saddle the first time and it is visible because he repositioned it. Make sure there’s no water or moisture in the gap. When silicone caulk behaves like it's supposed to, it becomes totally waterproof (or "cures") within 24 to 48 hours. First, remove the caulk. have had to redo about 5x. To remove silicone from glass, carefully use a razor to scrape it off. Here’s the disclaimer for this post, if your silicone caulk is sandwiched between two pieces of plastic (for example an acrylic tub and shower insert) be SUPER careful not to ruin them. : Most likely nobody else will even notice. It’s beyond suggestive to the point of being inappropriate and offensive. Something we are using in shower causing to soften? Most homeowners can re-caulk a bathroom vanity without the help of a professional. I have customer who just had marble countertops put in and the settling between the backsplash and the top has begun. Bought a new construction house in 2008. Oh boy, sorry to hear that Kim. Jeff, I’d try these steps on delicate wood areas… 1. cure” silicones which require moisture to cure and; 2.) It’s F = 9/5C + 32. Hi Jeff, I need to remove old caulk from between my wood trim and painted wall. Painters caulk (usually water based) is designed to be painted over. Wait a month or so. In some places it's still tacky; in others it's still wet. Thanks for the great idea and well wishes . Allow the sealant to cure for an extended 10-14 day period. Hi Jeff, we are in the process of remodeling our 1958 ranch bathroom. You could actually attach the tile to the wall after cutting it to size. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Thanks. I prefer to knock of the very sharp edge of the blade with a few light strokes of sandpaper to stop any initial scratching, especially with plastic or enamel baths. I used it to remove caulk on the bottom of a shower door where the vinyl that is below the drip cap needed to be replaced. Master Life with wikiHow Pro Expert Videos. Am I missing any “gotchas” or having faulty logic on this one? Hmmm, I wonder why the caulk is still tacky John. Silicone caulk is a handy substance to have around the house, useful for any number of jobs. Silicone caulk is used as a basic sealant used to prevent passage of water and air. Is the silicone between the glass and track holding the glass or is the silicone between the track and floor? I removed the caulk from the area of my tub where I removed the door. It took forever to find something that would compliment and not overpower the counter and something I could install myself. Any suggestions on how to remove the residue around the bead without damaging it? It’s always hard to say how long to wait but I bet 6 months to a year would be fine then you can apply a new bead of caulk. HELP! Then I saw this and busted out my hair dryer. I found your website while trying to find out how to remove old caulk from around a tub. I will let you know how it goes. Slide the razor under the silicone and scrape off the silicone in small sections, a few inches at a time. I’m now wishing I’d never started this project (HELP!) How can I fix this? Oh and even I realised it looks like it but I am not a salesperson for lighter fluid haha last I want to apologize for my english ….its a foreigne language for me so I hope you can forgive me thanks. Please let me know how you make , I Did a good job with cleaning out old caulk around the tub et al in bath and applying new but our of date caulk. Here is my question.. Some will pick up & stick to you – clean off with tissue & continue. Lexel ® cures by solvent release and even a small amount toward the end of cure can interfere with the cure time of oil-based paints. I have used silicone caulk to adhere stainless steel to aluminum (flat surface) any suggestions on how to separate the two? How can I remove 100% silicone caulk from vinyl siding? Because of the type of caulk it is, it needs to be applied carefully, and cleaned off with mineral spirits … Believe it or not, silicone often will peal off a surface if you’re persistent enough. 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. Read the directions to make sure it’ll work for your tub situation. The way I see it I have two options, try scraping away the residue with or without the dryer, or tape up the new sink and caulk and paint the residue the same colour as the wall. The above mentioned methods are less toxic anyways , Worked like a charm! Wipe siding so that area is clean, let dry. There are other tools you can use to remove silicone caulk. Overall I am happy with my beading as it is smooth, but I got a thin layer of residue farther up the wall than I would have liked and it dried and hardened. Note the garbage disposal hangs on the flange. When they are fully dry the Acrylic types will be water-resistant & paintable hence use on window frames etc. Do not use soap to clean surfaces to be sealed because silicone will not adhere to surfaces covered with any soap scum present. First, remove as much sealant as you can with a remover tool. Send me some pics if you have time. Just a little tip for anybody struggling to get the last super-thin layer of silicone off of smooth surfaces like a fiberglass or plastic. Silicone caulks are the hardest caulk to remove. I am finishing up a diy bathroom total remodel. Hopefully your gal will appreciate your ingenuity, creativity and work ethics and not mind sharing her lil’ precious to benefit the both of you in a warm way. I used a small sharp wood chisel and a hair dryer and had the old bathroom sink out in a jif!! Now don’t take no crap form her! Determine the best way to remove the caulk based on whether it is silicone based or water-based. Remove any personal items and other shower accessories from the bathtub and place them somewhere out of the way. But, it is used for removing silicones from electronic circuitry. I am using a oil filter wrench to grab the flange from under the sink. Let me know if you’ve got any questions. THANK YOU VERY MUCH ROSEMARY OSORIO. This stuff is so gooey/sticky, that the task would be virtually impossible. Your goal is just to loosen the edge of the seam. You can also use rubbing alcohol or mineral spirits to remove any residue from the glass. Thanks Jeff. Any advice would be gratefully appreciated. If there’s any left over silicone, aim a hot air gun at the glass for a few seconds and try scraping it again. Acetoxy cure is ideal for internal uses, whereas oxime and alcoxy are good for external applications. I used this: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-7-Piece-Metal-Buffing-Kit-A10BK07/202886254. 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If one must resort to chemicals, I would first begin with weaker acidic solutions like Soduim/Potasium Hydroxide and/or Lift-Off, and then work my way up to industrial silicone emulsifiers/solvents/digesters like Dynasolve 230. I was told you HAVE to use some type of silicone remover to completely remove all traces of the silicone or the new caulk will never form a good seal. Could I use this method to scrape only the part that is out of place? The plastic ones are a huge fire hazard. Here’s a short video showing you how to do this step. Since you’ll be applying it in your bathroom try to get a caulk with Microban in it. References. Bill, I did not know that acetone dissolves cured silicone. I always seem to get it on my fingers and only time seems to do the trick. We gutted everything in it except the cast iron bathtub, it is in mint condition (other than being gray). Sounds like water is getting in behind the caulk…is this for a fiberglass surround Ray? A lot of caulk, wo n't ever cure, which you can use with the substrate some. Perhaps you should consider deleting. Just an fyi, bleach does not kill mold, it only turns it clear. Without sealing it is impossible to imagine any repairs to the bathroom. After a month of hard work I really want it to look just right. Hi Jeff, I had a new acrylic tub and tile surround installed about six weeks ago. I scrapped it off with a knife and used a hair drier, but the porcelain is wood grained look and has indented parts in the design where the silicon isn’t coming out of. Worked great! Thanks! Thanks/, You can use a razor scraper to remove the excess Tina, that’s always worked for me . Men like YOU are a gift and hard to come by. These are listed below. Can I do that, or again, do I need to replace it with caulk? Unfortunately, sometimes a batch of silicone caulk can go bad and simply won't dry or cure, and you likely found out the hard way that you bought one of these bad batches. 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