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How to re-caulk a bathroom sink

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  1. How to re-caulk a bathroom sink, Caulk seal: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Clean and dry around the rim of the sink with a paper towel.

    • Make sure the old caulk is completely dry before moving on.

  2. How to re-caulk a bathroom sink: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the old caulk around the rim of the sink with a utility knife.

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    • Remove any old caulk residue around the rim of the sink with a wet paper towel.

    • Then dry the area completely.

    • Ensure the area is completely clean and dry before applying the new caulk.

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    • Apply painter's tape around the rim of the sink while leaving a small gap for caulk to be applied.

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    • Place the caulk tube into the gun.

    • Slowly press the trigger to release a thin line of caulk and move around the edge of the sink as you go.

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    • Smooth out the caulk against the edge of the rim and counter with your wet index finger.

    • Keep a rag nearby to wipe excess caulk from your finger periodically.

    • Press against the caulk firmly while sliding your index finger as you go around the rim of the sink.

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    • Pull the tape away from the counter immediately after applying the caulk.

    • Pulling away from the counter will help keep the caulk in a straight line.

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    • Wipe off any excess caulk from the edge of the rim with a wet paper towel.

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    • Let the new caulk dry for at least a day before using the sink.

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