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Caulk dries out and cracks over time exposing the area it seals to water damages. If you notice that your bathroom sink is leaking around its edges, re-caulking the sink may alleviate your problems. This guide will show you how to replace old caulk to looking new again.

  1. Clean and dry around the rim of the sink with a paper towel.
    • 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. Remove the old caulk around the rim of the sink with a utility knife.
    • Remove the old caulk around the rim of the sink with a utility knife.

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

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

  5. 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.
    • 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.

  6. 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.
    • 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.

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

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

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

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Thi Nguyen

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