Step 1: Remove Existing Caulk

scraping off old caulk from tub surround with 5-in-1 tool
Photograph: David Carmack
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For this job, Tom sliced away the old acrylic latex caulk with quick, sharp strokes of a 5-in-1 painter's tool and a razor scraper. You can also use a utility knife. (Note: Metal blades can scratch plastic sinks, tubs, and surrounds; use a plastic razor blade instead. Caulk removers also harm plastic.)
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    Tools List

    • five-in-one tool
      5-in-1 Tool or
      Utility Knife
    • caulk gun
      Caulking Gun

    Shopping List

    1. Non-abrasive Pad

    2. Cotton Rag

    3. Painter's Tape

    4. Caulk