Clean caulk with a general household cleaning detergent and water.
Use a caulk removal tool, razor blade or scraper to remove the caulk. Hold the tool, blade or scraper at an angle and pry the blade or edge of the tool underneath the caulk. Scrape underneath the caulk to loosen it from the underlying surface.
Pull loose pieces of caulk off the underlying surface by hand. Continue to scrape pieces that will not pull off by hand.
Remove caulk residue by scrubbing the area with an old toothbrush saturated with rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover. Resaturate the toothbrush as needed.
Use water to rinse the rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover from the surface. Dry with a towel.