Recaulk the Tub
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Recaulk Your Bathroom

You've seen the ominous signs of aging caulk. First it was the brown tinge along the edges. Now its smooth and supple skin has turned brittle and cracked, opening the way for stubborn colonies of mildew to take hold. Whether it's around your sink, between a tub and its tile surround, or covering the joints of your shower stall, it has got to go before your overnight guests use the bathroom. Fortunately, caulk is cheap, and applying it isn't difficult. For full step-by-step instructions on laying a professional-looking bead, here's How to Caulk Around a Tub.
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