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    Default Its the caulk stupid

    We moved into our new house after extensive renovations to my Mother-In-Law’s estate. Included in the renovations were 27 feet of counter space – granite horizontally and ceramic tile vertically. Well, three years later, the caulk between the tiles and granite is nasty. A perfect honney do! Any advice on getting out the old caulk and putting in the new?

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    Default Re: Its the caulk stupid

    Quote Originally Posted by tklimuc View Post
    We moved into our new house after extensive renovations to my Mother-In-Law’s estate. Included in the renovations were 27 feet of counter space – granite horizontally and ceramic tile vertically. Well, three years later, the caulk between the tiles and granite is nasty. A perfect honney do! Any advice on getting out the old caulk and putting in the new?
    use a razor knife and simply cut it out being careful and taking your time. big wild swipes with the razor may leave marks on some granite. so slow are careful are always better. when caulking make sure that you are getting it down into the gap between the tile and granite, take your finger and run it down the angle pressing the caulk in futher making sure that it will stick well. make sure you use a water clean up caulk, using clean rags and a clean bucket of water soak the rags completely wet and wring most of the water out don't wring them dry. then wipe off excess caulk with the rag, when the rag has caulk on it use another don't rinse and reuse the rags if you do it will leave a residue on the surface of the granite that will make it look dull when it dries. if you do have some residue on the surface after it dries you can use a straight razor blade in you hand held at a sharp angle and gently sc**** off the residue of caulk. its very easy to do a good job just take your time and don't rush. you can do it and it will look great.

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