Cleaning Silicone Caulk from Tight Spots

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Quick tip for cleaning silicone caulk from tight and narrow spots.

If you hate seeing sloppy silicone jobs, the fine grooves of a window (one of them juuuuuust where it meets the trim), can be a bit challenging – if you want to keep the grooves clean that is.

Here is a super easy – and super frugal – way to keep even the narrowest grooves caulk-free:

2+Cute TIP (literally)



Here is how to make the perfect tool for that job:

~> Grab a q-tip.

~> Bite the edge flat.

Congrats on your new precision tool for cleaning silicone!

While the silicone is still wet, run the bitten q-tip through the groove and remove the excess caulk..

Works like magic! =]


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4 thoughts on “Cleaning Silicone Caulk from Tight Spots

  • August 2, 2016 at 5:29 am

    It’s the cleaning up after it’s all dry that I need help with. Definitely helps if you have the opportunity to do it while it’s wet.

    • August 2, 2016 at 10:54 am

      After it dries, it is HELL to clean it (ask me how I know).

      My mom cleans it with water and a sponge (so much for waterproof silicone…). I used razors with bad results and reverted to my mom’s solution (and LOTS of scrubbing.
      Never, ever, let it dry.


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