How to Caulk a Tub Surround

How to clean out old caulk and apply new, durable caulk around the bathtub.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Putty knife
  • Utility knife

You'll also need these tools: razor scraper, can opener and non-abrasive sponge.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Tub and tile cleaner
  • Tub and tile caulk
  • Rag