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Old 07-03-2022, 05:01 PM   #1
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Dirty Caulking

Has anyone had any luck cleaning the caulked access doors or is this a cut it out and recaulk job?

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Old 07-03-2022, 06:05 PM   #2
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Carefully cut it our and re-caulk. that mildew/mold soaks in and will resurface soon.
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Old 07-04-2022, 04:44 AM   #3
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Carefully cut it our and re-caulk. that mildew/mold soaks in and will resurface soon.
I agree... especially if it's been there awhile. Cut/scrape out as much as you can, then scrub with hydrogen peroxide. Dry THOROUGHLY then re-caulk.
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Old 07-04-2022, 10:15 PM   #4
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Mineral spirits works well
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Old 07-05-2022, 01:07 AM   #5
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Mineral spirits works well
Mineral spirits will definitely dissolve the caulk, but if there's mold behind the trim, it should be neutralized. Otherwise the mold spores might resurface in the new caulk.
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Old 07-05-2022, 01:18 AM   #6
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White Vinegar kills mold and mildew very well.
Especially if you can find it at a hardware store in a stronger solution than the grocery store. Mixing with hydrogen peroxide I believe is safe and kills even better.
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Cleaning Vinegar available at WalMart.
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