How to Re-grout your Shower

Are you tired of your bathroom?  Is it showing its age and in desperate need of a remodel?  Today we’re going to look at some simple ways you can rejuvenate your bathroom while protecting it from moisture damage.

The first step is to clear everything out of the room.  It is much easier to start with a blank canvas than it is to work around the clutter.  For a simple refresh, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to create a new look when you rearrange existing décor.  Many stores have White Sales this time of year.  Consider a couple new towels or hand towels to change the color palette of the room. 

To bring your tired looking bathroom some life, you may need to re-caulk your tub or shower.  This is an easy DIY project and a must if the caulk in your shower or tub has crumbled off and is no longer protecting your home from water damage and mold.  To re-caulk you will need a utility knife, caulk and caulking gun, work gloves, plastic spoon or caulking tool, painter’s tape, rags, and a caulk softening agent (denatured alcohol works, too).

Step 1- Remove the old caulk between the joints and seams of the shower and tub with a utility knife.  If it is hard to remove there are cleaning agents on the market that can help soften up the caulk for removal.

Step 2- Wipe down the area to remove all soap scum and old caulk.  New caulk does not adhere to old caulk and must be removed entirely.

Step 3-Wait 24 hours (without using the shower) so the shower and the area behind the shower is completely dry.  Run a fan to ensure the entire area is dry.

Step 4- After your 24 hour drying period in step 3, load the caulking gun and cut the tip of the caulk at a 45 degree angle.  Cut towards the top of the nozzle so you have a smaller opening to work with.

Step 5-Caulk the shower using a steady line of caulk to fill in the gaps between the shower, stall, and walls.  It is best if each line is done without stopping.

Step 6– Push the caulk into the seams and joints with a plastic spoon or caulking tool.  This will create a smooth line and push the caulk snuggly into the shower seams.

Step 7- Clean up your tools and wait at least 24 hours for the caulk to set.  Carefully, wipe off any extra caulk.  Follow the manufactures directions on drying times before using your shower.

Of course, if your shower just has to go, call ABH Services.  We specialize in demolition.  Our Demolition Service team can remove your old shower or tub so you can really begin a bathroom remodel.

Call us today at 781-941-2422 to learn more about our Demolition Service team or visit our Facebook page at

2018-01-08T09:45:52+00:00April 17th, 2017|News|