How to Properly Re-Caulk a Shower or Tub

The Mensch and Ryan are back in the bathroom for this project but before they can get a-splishin’ and a-splashin’, they have some work to do.

Supplies:

  • Showerhead 
  • Drain and overflow kit
  • Wrench
  • Screwdriver
  • Needle-nosed pliers
  • Plumber’s tape
  • Plumber’s putty
  • Silicone caulk

Step-by-Step:

Showerhead:

  1. Remove old head and tape
  2. Apply plumber’s tape
  3. Tighten on new head

Drain:

  1. Remove overflow plate
  2. Replace overflow plate
  3. Unscrew small stopper screw and remove stopper
  4. Remove stem and drain
  5. Clean out old putty
  6. Apply putty to new drain
  7. Screw in new drain and stopper

Caulk around tub:

  1. Cut small opening and puncture seal
  2. Caulk tub frame
  3. Smooth caulk with finger

This easy fix should take you about an hour and cost around $65.

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