Property Management Tips – Learn How to Caulk a Bathtub Yourself


By Property Management Systems       

PORTLAND, Ore. – One area that potential renters will pay a lot of attention to when they view your rental property is the bathroom and if the caulking around the bathtub has worn out you risk the chance of having the bathroom look dirty.

The solution to this problem, and one of the most important property management tips we can offer you is to replace the caulking around the bath tub in your Portland Oregon Rental Property yourself by following these steps

Step 1- Get the Right Tools

To complete this project you will need the following tools:

  • Caulk removal tool
  • Cloth
  • New tube of caulk
  • Caulking gun (optional)
  • Tooth brush
  • Caulking tool kit
  • All-purpose cleaner

Step 2 – Caulk Removal

Use the caulk removal tool to remove and eliminate as much of the caulk as possible.

Since your goal is to get rid of the old caulk you should use a little force to remove the old seal so the new caulk will work to effectively seal your bath tub.

Step 3 – Clean the Bath Tub

After removing the old caulk from the bath tub your next step should be to clean the area where the old caulk was with your all-purpose cleaner, tooth brush and cloth.

Step 4 – Apply the New Caulk

Use the caulking gun or tube of new caulk to apply a new bead of caulk to your clean bath tub.

To insure that you have a great seal it’s best to invest in caulking which offers you a 100% silicone sealant since it might be difficult for you to find sealant which matches your fiberglass bathtub once it’s dried and you won’t be able to paint over the caulking either.

After the caulking has been applied you should take your thumb and run it over the bead of caulk so you can smooth out your work.

Get More Property Management Tips Here

Although you can easily complete this project yourself you can save time and money with Property Management Systems. Contact us today by calling us at (503) 515-3170 or click here to connect with us online.

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