Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mrs. Fix It - Tackling the Tub!

I couldn't stand it anymore! 
The caulk around the tub in the boys bathroom was just nasty! 
 I decided to do something about it.
Step #1: Remove all caulk.
 (This is harder than it looks and it took some time to get it all off).
 I used a flathead screwdriver to scrape it away.

Step #2: Clean the area really good. No caulk residue can be left!

Step #3: Use rubbing alcohol to make sure all of caulking is off the tub and floor.
Step #4: Dry the area really good.

Step #5: Peel off the back of the caulk strip 12 inches at a time.
Apply Caulk Strip by pressing it on!  It isn't too hard and adheres rather nicely.  
You cannot use the shower for 12 hours though.

Step #6: Enjoy a clean bathroom!

I am so proud of myself!  It looks pretty! 
 Now, if the boys can't just keep it clean! (yeah right!)

9 pretty purplexing comments:

  1. Nice job!! So you did that all by yourself? I hate a dirty bath tub/ shower!! Good job plus one million! ;)

  2. Wow Tami you did a great job!! Now I am tired just from reading about your efforts!! zzzzz......

  3. Nice job; crisp,clean, and colorful!

  4. I am proud of you too! Isn't it fun when you figure out that you really CAN do something yourself??

  5. Hallo Tami,

    was für eine Arbeit, aber es hat sich gelohnt. Sieht klasse aus.



  6. Thanks everyone. It really turned out nice and there is not water getting through. :)

  7. I'm playing catch up reading everybody's blogs now that I'm feeling a little better. WOW! What a project to tackle. You did GREAT. It looks perfect. Very professional.

  8. I've re-caulked the bath tub a few times over the years. Nice if it would last for years and years. I have not tried the strips yet. It would solve the problem of getting a smooth even bead all the way across. But I'm wondering if doing the corner ends would difficult to fit just right.
    Oh that first very important step - get yourself a putty knife they work great.
    I browsed over here from pinterest where you re-pinned some of my signs.


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