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*Insert bad "caulk" joke here...
Once I finished the grout colouring, I noticed that a lot of caulking between the counter and tile was peeling away, and in the corners as well. Despite knowing this, I had to finish the kitchen painting, and then forgot about it for a while. Luckily Matt surprised me this past week by removing the old caulking and redoing it! Gotta love that guy!
Too easy to remove, in my opinion...
We actually removed the cover to find they had caulked it to the wall - it took a bit of work to fix it.
The grout colour would not stick to the caulk in the corner either
To do this job, you need rubbing alcohol to remove the old caulking, and maybe an exacto-knife and sandpaper, some painters tape to line the edges (crucial in getting a nice even line), and of course a caulking gun. It doesn't take a lot of work to remove it - the alcohol makes it nice and soft and easy to peel away, and then just clean the area, scraping away any excess and smoothing it out, plus wiping it clean and dry. Line both the top and the bottom with painters tape, caulk the lines, and immediately remove the tape before it hardens. Let it sit 24 hours before getting it wet (although the caulking says it will be ready in 2 hours), and voila!
Caulked edges - you can be a bit messy with the painters tape
Peel away to a nice clean line
If you don't use the tape, you won't get a smooth and even line above and below the edges
All done and cleaned up!
Next post? Kitchen painting job!