Moldy shower caulk... Fixed!

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Learn how to get rid of that moldy shower caulk with this step by step tutorial. Whether you are thinking about selling your house, or it's that time where you shower is in some need of some TLC, these DIY ideas for fixing moldy chalk are sure to help. Dirty bathrooms are a not very appealing for home buyers, especially if there is mold. And it doesn't take long to happen, but once it does you want to take some time and get rid of the mold. Maybe you've recently moved into a home where there are some issues with the bathroom caulking, and you need to fix the caulking yourself. Once you know how to fix the caulking you will see just how easy it is. The good news is that with this DIY idea and cleaning method it won't take a whole lot of work.

1. Start by gathering up your supplies. For this do it yourself home project you will need a small mixing bowl, a bottle of bleach, baking soda, a roll of plastic wrap, a disposable paint brush, and a spray bottle. The plastic wrap is what you will use to wrap things together. It is suggested that you wear a respirator as bleach fumes can be quite strong, and although not mandatory, it's a good idea, so you avoid breathing in these strong fumes. It's also a good idea to wear some old clothes that you wouldn't mind spilling bleach on.

2. Next step for this do it yourself home project is to mix up your cleaning solution. The cleaning solution uses a mixture of bleach and some baking soda to make a paste. You make the paste by mixing together the bleach and baking soda in a bowl until it's about the consistency of a pancake batter. The baking soda doesn't do the cleaning, it is more to help make the solution into a paste.

3. Apply the cleaning solution onto the moldy caulking. Use your disposable paint brush to help apply the bleach cleaning paste onto the moldy caulk. Again, you don't want to skimp here; it's inexpensive, so cake it on. It's a good idea to try to work somewhat quickly though, as the bleach will start to disintegrate the brush bristles, so you don't have a whole lot of time.

4. Cover the cleaning solution with some plastic and wait. By covering the cleaning solution with some plastic will help to keep the bleach from drying out. Now you will have to wait. If you have a white porcelain kitchen sink, you can spread some extra cleaning paste onto it. You can just let the cleaning paste sit for about ten minutes, and then your bathroom sink will look just like new when you rinse the bleach off. No scrubbing required.

5. Then you want to check on the project. After the bleach solution has been sitting for a few hours, it will eventually dry out, even with the plastic covering. At this point, you will want to see if the caulking looks as good as new, and if it does, you're done. If you still have moldy caulk, you'll want to put some of the bleach into a spray bottle and wet down the walls down right above the plastic wrap. For the full step by step tutorial, you will want to take a look at the Active Rain site. You will find these DIY ideas for fixing moldy caulking on the Active Rain site. On the site, you will find DIY ideas, do it yourself home projects, projects to do, and more. **

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