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Sometimes a little bleach is all you need to remove stains from caulk. If, however, the caulk around your tub is in a permanent state of funky discoloration, it’s time to remove and replace it. ...

It happens to everyone, even professionals — you finish a project, and after applying the stain, an ugly blotch appears where a smear of glue sealed the wood away from your stain. You didn’...

If the caulk around your bathtub is cracking, old, or just in need of an update, applying new caulk yourself is easy to do. with a few tools from your local hardware store. Remove the existing caulk f...

Caulk can help keep water from seeping beneath the rim of your kitchen sink. Since it dries out and cracks over time, it needs to be replaced periodically to help keep the area it seals clean and dry....

Caulking around a toilet is usually done to hide the gap between the toilet’s base and the floor for cosmetic reasons or to prevent odor leakage. It’s not done to prevent water from leaking around...

Whether you are protecting your bathroom tiles or sealing a window, silicone sealant is the material to use. Though it is super versatile and can be used on a variety of surfaces, this type of sealant...

Cured silicone is a notoriously difficult substance to remove from any surface. To get it off, you often have to resort to scraping and pulling, and the procedure can be painstaking. While you can fin...

How can you remove silicone caulk without the use of a chemical caulk remover? This was the question on my mind since the caulk between our kitchen countertops and tile backsplash had more separations...

Getting stickers off of plastic seems like it should be much easier than it is. You can simply try to pull the sticker off, but it may stay partially intact or leave residue. This is because many lead...

How to apply silicone sealant Silicone sealant is used to finish joints, keep out moisture and fill seams and other gaps. It is elastic, so it can allow for a certain amount of movement. Sealant is av...

A leaky aquarium tank can be a big problem, especially if you have a very large aquarium. Most leaks are on the seams and only spill a little water at a time. However, if this problem isn’t fixe...

Silicone: Driving the evolution of automotive technology   Silicones are high-performance polymers that exhibit properties of both inorganic and organic compounds. Silicones have a multitude of c...

Polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, pipe first became popular in the 1950s. PVC pipe is made of hard plastic that’s resistant to rust and corrosion. This makes it a common choice in plumbing and buildin...

Glue, by definition, is an adhesive that holds something in place. The emphasis of this description is that the connection is temporary and some amount of force can cause the bond to break, separating...

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