To remove caulk, apply caulk remover, pull the old caulk out of the joint, remove residue with a glass scraper, and scuff the joint with an abrasive pad. This 45-minute procedure requires caulk remover, a utility knife, needle-nose pliers, a glass scraper, pliers, an abrasive pad and a cloth.Continue Reading
Cover the caulk with caulk remover according to the manufacturer's directions. Give the remover several minutes to soften the caulk.
Insert the blade of a utility knife between the caulk and the joint. Work the blade along the caulk strip to separate it from the joint, and pull out the caulk with needle-nose pliers. Treat stubborn sections with additional caulk remover, wait several minutes, and then peel them away. Repeat until there are no large pieces of caulk in the joint.
Run a glass scraper along the joint to remove the caulk residue. Treat stubborn residue with a thin layer of caulk remover, and then scrape the area again. Repeat until no residue remains.
Rub the joint with an abrasive pad, and then wipe the joint with a clean cloth.