How to Remove Caulk From a Chrome Shower Door

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Things You'll Need

  • Paint scraper

  • Plastic scraper

  • Washcloth

  • Caulk remover or rubbing alcohol

  • Q-tip

When it comes to your bathroom and shower door, it is essential to occasionally remove the old caulk and replace it. Since the caulk in the shower area is constantly wet, it easily develops mildew and mold. Using caulk with a caulking gun and making an even bead of caulk is a knack that every owner should acquire. If you get caulk on anything, the caulk will not harm it; however, it is important to get rid of the caulk for aesthetic reasons.


Step 1

Use a plastic scraper to remove as much of the old caulk as possible from the shower door.

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Step 2

Dampen a towel and moisten the remaining caulk for about 3 days. Do not use the shower until it is caulked.

Step 3

Once the liquid has soaked the caulk, use the scraper to remove as much caulk as possible.

Step 4

Apply a caulk remover or alcohol to a Q-tip. Wipe the solution into the remaining caulk.

Step 5

Scrape and remove the remaining caulk after treating it with the caulk remover or rubbing alcohol.


Be aware that commercial caulk removers or even rubbing alcohol can discolor or damage the shower door or tub area; read the label before applying.


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