Remove silicone caulk by performing a patch test, softening the caulk, cutting it with a sharp utility knife and then pulling it off. Remove the residue by soaking it in mineral spirits or denatured alcohol, scrubbing it with a scrub brush or using the utility knife to pull it off.Continue Reading
Get a utility knife, a can of mineral spirits or denatured alcohol, pliers, a stiff scrub brush and some rags.
Choose an out-of-sight area, and place a small amount of mineral spirits or denatured alcohol on it with a rag. Leave the spirits on the spot for a while, and then inspect the area to see if the color of the spot has changed. If so, remove the caulk without softening it first.
Soak some rags in mineral spirits, and place them on the caulk. Let the rags sit for a little while to soften the caulk.
Cut the caulk with the utility knife. Grab the cut end with pliers, and pull the caulk away from the area.
Soak the rags in mineral spirits, and place them on the silicone caulk residue. Let the rags sit for several hours.
Remove the rags, and scrub the residue with a scrub brush. Scrape stubborn spots with the utility knife.