Quick Answer: Should Undermount Sinks Be Caulked??

An undermount granite sink can add tremendous style and class to a kitchen.

Most undermount sinks are surrounded by a layer of protective caulking to prevent water from seeping between the sink and the counter.

It is important that you properly maintain this caulking so that you do not compromise the seal.

How do you remove caulk from undermount sink?

Cut away any old caulk that may be visible around the rim of the sink where it meets the counter. Use a utility knife to cut through the old caulk and pull it free. Rub the entire area with denatured alcohol and a paper towel to clean it well and remove any caulk residue.

How do you Recaulk a kitchen sink?



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How do you remove silicone caulk from stainless steel sink?

How to Remove Silicone From a Stainless Steel Sink

  • Soak the silicone with undiluted white vinegar and let it sit for five to 10 minutes.
  • Scrape off the silicone using either a razor blade or putty knife.
  • Squirt a small amount of dish detergent on a damp sponge and clean the affected area of the sink to remove any remaining silicone.