Or – “How I spent Valentine’s weekend”
Last Friday I wrote about my Epic Fail of the Week where I accidentally used non-paintable silicone caulk to seal the new trim between my bead board back splash at the butcher block counter.
Proud DIY moment right there
We had planned on putting the kitchen back together on Saturday, but instead I was scraping caulk for a good chunk of the day. It was not easy to get off….this stuff is TOUGH, so we decided to remove the trim and replace it. It was worth the $20 to not spend hours scraping both sides of the molding.
That left the bead board and the butcher block. First I scraped as much as I could off with a razor.
I tried some DAP Caulk Be-Gone that we happened to have in the house and it worked, kind of…
But you have to let it sit for a couple hours and while it was easier than scraping alone, it still didn’t work that well.
So we headed to Lowe’s and found this:
It worked great! The project was still a giant pain in the ass, but at least the residue came off and it only had to sit on the caulk for a couple of minutes to work. I used the tiny screwdriver to get it out the grooves in the bead board, and I did need to repaint the bead board before we replaced the trim. I wasn’t sure I would be able to get all the residue off – and you definitely can’t do it with scraping alone – so I was so thankful we found something that worked.
While there wan’t any wine involved when I added the silicone, it was most definitely involved in the removal. This was our Saturday night:
The DRG is trying out JR Ewing bourbon. His review: “meh”
And we revisited our youth with a blast from the 80’s:
In the end, I got most of it off:
In better news – we were able to put the appliances and the table back in the kitchen late Saturday night!! Whoo-hooooo! All that’s left is some finishing work and making a few final decorating decisions. We started on Thanksgiving day and finished (for the most part) on Valentine’s Day. Could the #NeverEndingReno finally be over?