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What's a good tool to remove old caulking with?

Asked by blueknight73 (2706points) July 14th, 2010

want to re-caulk my shower, but having a heck of a time getting the old caulk off. what have you guys used in the past? thanks

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perspicacious's avatar

A putty knife and razor blade works for me.

OreetCocker's avatar

Stanley blade to break the seal and then the back of a chisel.

buster's avatar

I use a five-in-one tool for scraping caulk and a billion other things. One of the most useful tools I use.

spincity9080's avatar

As an ex tile guy. I have always just used a razor blade and a knife….... Has alway worked for me

MrsDufresne's avatar

My husband. (j/k) Seriously though, my husband caulks buildings for a living, and the thing he uses is a five in one tool. (I would think tapping it in with a mallet would help too depending on the hardness of the surface that the caulking is on, and how tough the adhesion seal was.)

Jeffinohio's avatar

I have done various home improvement projects, but in no way am I an expert, but the razor knife does a good job, but I had a tool once that had 90 degree bend with approximately a 1/8 tip, in a triangular shape.
The razor knife loosen’s the majority, but this little scraper, would clean the area. I want to even say I might still have it.

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