What might be more painful than caulking? Removing old caulk. Chemical removers turn caulk all gooey — who wants to deal with that? — and carefully scraping the caulk out of the joint is time better spent doing just about anything else. Next time you’re stuck recaulking your bathtub, you could give the Homax caulk remover a try. They claim it makes caulk removal easy and won’t damage the surface.
Move the sharp hard plastic tip back and forth along joints to remove old caulk. Flip it over and use the flat side of the head for scraping off the remaining film.
The caulk remover sells for about $3 to $4 alone, or for about $6 to $7 packaged with the perfect bead caulk finisher we previously covered.