Removing Shower Doors


I’ve been wanting to get rid of my ugly shower doors for a long time…I finally set aside a day and did it! Honestly, I was expecting it to be much worse than it really was, I finished everything in a few hours. Removing the doors and tracks were the simple part (disposing of them is another story). The time consuming part is scraping the caulk off of the tub and surround. Just grab a razor blade, put on some energizing music, and get to work!

Since I had the razor blade and the caulk out, I went ahead and re-caulked the tub so I didn’t have to do it later in the year. The biggest thing I was worried about were screw holes in tub. Thankfully, I found the three screws in the bottom track were not screwed into the tub. The other six holes on the surround I filled with caulk and was pleasantly surprised how well they blended in. After all the scraping, caulking, and a quick scrub of the tub, everything was looking good.

I picked up a $25 shower rod and dug out my old shower curtain and rings, and viola: so much better. No more getting into the tub just to clean those ugly doors!


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