This plumbing trick is an oldie but goodie that works well when you need to caulk around a tub. Here’s how to go about it:

  • Scrape out the old caulk or grout around the tub.
  • Fill the tub with water to weigh it down.
  • Apply masking tape to both to the wall and the top of the tub, leaving a gap for the caulking.
  • Fill the gap around the tub with silicone caulking, and smooth it out.
  • Allow the caulking to dry overnight before draining out the water.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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