DIY Toilet Caulk Redo

by | Jan 2, 2019 | Home Improvement | 0 comments

Over time, the caulk around the base of your toilet can become dirty and can start to fall apart. If your toilet caulk is starting to look a little worse for wear, here is a super simple way to redo the caulk and restore the seal around the base of your toilet.

 

Supplies

  • Kwik Seal Kitchen & Bath Adhesive Caulk
  • Utility knife
  • Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Damp rag
  • Bathroom cleaner

 

Step 1. Clean the base of your toilet

Chances are the floor around your toilet isn’t very clean. Before you start this project, take a household cleaner like Lysol or 409 and your damp rag, and clean the floor around your toilet. Be sure to get around the seal and the base of the toilet as well.

The base of a toilet with old caulk

 

Step 2. Remove the caulk

Using your utility knife/blade, cut around the base of the toilet and floor to remove the old caulk. Once you have cut all the way around the entire toilet, use the pliers to pull the leftover caulk away from the base of the toilet.

Using a utility knife to cut around the base of the toilet

Using pliers to remove the old caulk

The base of a toilet with the old caulk removed

 

Step 3. Clean around the base of the toilet

After you have removed all of the old caulk, take your damp rag and wipe any excess caulk or debris left around the base of the toilet. Before moving to the next step, make sure that you let that area dry.

 

Step 4. Apply new caulk around the base of the toilet

Take your Kwik Seal tube and use your scissors to cut a hole in the nozzle of the Kwik Seal. The best way to do this is to cut about a centimeter down the nozzle and to cut at a 45 degree angle. Squeeze the caulk around the base of the toilet. Try and use the same amount of pressure all the way around the toilet so that the seal can be even.

Kwik Seal caulk in someones hand

Using scissors to cut the tip of the caulk tube

Squeezing caulk on the base of the toilet

 

Step 5. Smooth out the caulk

Take your finger and smooth out the caulk around the edge of the toilet. If needed, remove excess caulk with your damp rag. Make sure that you do this before the caulk dries.

Using a rag to wipe excess caulk

Finished toilet caulk project