How to Remove Caulk From Linoleum

Caulk is a sealer that is placed in the joint between the linoleum floor and tub. It is an effective way to keep moisture from seeping under the linoleum and causing damage. However, caulk can also be messy to apply and may sometimes end up where it shouldn't be on the floor. Removing caulk is a simple process and takes little time.

Step 1

Remove any excess dirt from the caulk so that it is fully exposed.

Step 2

Apply a caulk softener solution to the caulk you want to remove. Take care to follow the manufacturer's directions and wear gloves to protect the skin.

Step 3

Peel away the old caulk with a putty knife starting at one end of the caulk bead and prying gently away from the linoleum. If the caulk does not come up easily, apply more caulk softening solution, wait for 10 minutes and retry.

Step 4

Rub the area with cotton ball soaked with rubbing alcohol once all of the caulk has been lifted. The rubbing alcohol will remove any leftover residue from the caulk.

Lynn Rademacher

Lynn Rademacher started writing in 2001, covering technology, family and finance topics. Her writing has appeared in "Unique Magazine" and the "Ortonville Independent," among other publications. Rademacher holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication from South Dakota State University.