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Mildewy caulking

Posted by
Dawn Buchanan
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Sat, Sep 9, 00 at 15:19

Does anyone know how to remove mildew stains from bathtub caulking? Are there any products that work? Thanks for any suggestions!

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RE: Mildewy caulking

Well, Dawn, you need to replace it! You could douce it with bleach, but if it's already loose you'll end up meeding to replace it.

RE: Mildewy caulking

I have the same problem with black spots on clear calking! The only solution I have found so far is removing and replacing it!
Any other suggestions and help would be great!

RE: Mildewy caulking

Caulking is usually only mildew 'resistant,' which means you'll need to clean it out and replace it. Treat area where you have removed the caulk with denatured alcohol and make sure it is dry before you replace with new caulk.

RE: Mildewy caulking

I have found this to be a positively hopeless endeavor. The good news is that the caulking is easy and inexpensive to remove and replace, and you will be happy to see a new product in the tub. Good luck!!

RE: Mildewy caulking

What is the type and brand name of the best caulking to replace the shower walls caulking?

RE: Mildewy caulking

I've used DAP Kwik Seal Tub and Tile Adhesive Caulking and been very pleased. It goes on very smooth and holds up well. I've yet to find one caulk that outlasts the others better in a shower area. My two cents and good luck!

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