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How to Replace Caulk on a Slip-On Tub Spout
- Nov 05, 2018 -

Over time, the bead of caulk (acrylic silicone/acrylic sealant/silicone/sealant/adhesive/potting sealant/potting adhesive/potting compound/UV glue/Silicone sealant/Potting silicone sealant/Huitian adhesive/Huitian silicone/Huitian sealant/flange sealant/conductive sealant/Electrical sealant/electronic adhesive/epoxy sealant/epoxy adhesive/PU adhesive/gasker maker/thread locker/Thread adhesive) around your bath fixtures can begin to crack, peel away from the fixtures and appear dirty or moldy. Missing or damaged caulk around a slip-on tub spout can allow water to begin to seep behind the walls, damaging the interior of the wall and possibly creating an environment that fosters mold growth. You must remove the old caulk before applying a new bead of caulk around the tub spout to ensure proper adhesion.


Cut around the old caulk sealing the opening between the tub wall and the slip-on spout with a utility knife if applicable. Use a hex key to loosen the setscrew beneath the tub spout. Pull the spout off the nipple protruding from the wall.


2

Scrape the remaining caulk (acrylic silicone/acrylic sealant/silicone/sealant/adhesive/potting sealant/potting adhesive/potting compound/UV glue/Silicone sealant/Potting silicone sealant/Huitian adhesive/Huitian silicone/Huitian sealant/flange sealant/conductive sealant/Electrical sealant/electronic adhesive/epoxy sealant/epoxy adhesive/PU adhesive/gasker maker/thread locker/Thread adhesive) from the wall with a painter’s 5-in-1 tool. Hold the wide, flat edge of the tool at a 20-degree angle to avoid scratching the wall. Use a scrubber sponge to clean the wall.


3

Apply a small bead of caulk remover to any caulk remaining on the edge of the spout. Let the remover sit for two or more hours until the old caulk softens. Use a plastic putty knife to scrape away the old caulk from the spout.


4

Clean the end of the spout with liquid dish soap, water and the scrubber sponge. Let the spout dry.


5

Slide the spout back over the nipple. Tighten the setscrew beneath the spout with the hex key.


6

Cut off the tip of a squeeze tube of kitchen and bath caulk with utility shears. Make sure to cut the tip at a 45-degree angle and ensure the opening measures 5/16 inch to create a 3/8-inch bead of caulk.


7

Squeeze the caulk tube until the caulk emerges from the end of the tube. Practice applying the caulk on newspaper until you feel confident you can apply an even bead.


8

Apply a bead caulk (acrylic silicone/acrylic sealant/silicone/sealant/adhesive/potting sealant/potting adhesive/potting compound/UV glue/Silicone sealant/Potting silicone sealant/Huitian adhesive/Huitian silicone/Huitian sealant/flange sealant/conductive sealant/Electrical sealant/electronic adhesive/epoxy sealant/epoxy adhesive/PU adhesive/gasker maker/thread locker/Thread adhesive) around the edge of the spout where it meets the wall. Dip your fingertip in water and smooth the caulk bead. Let the caulk cure for 48 hours before using the bathtub.


Things You Will Need

  • Utility knife

  • Hex keys

  • Painter’s 5-in-1 tool

  • Scrubber sponge

  • Caulk remover

  • Plastic putty knife

  • Liquid dish soap

  • Squeeze tube of kitchen and bath caulk

  • Utility shears

  • Newspaper



Source: homeguides.sfgate.com/replace-caulk-slipon-tub-spout-69407.html