Finishing work ? This is the final stage of the repair. Decorating the room, you must be very careful and attentive.
One drop of dried sealant can spoil the whole species.
Methods of removing silicone sealant from the surfaces are few.
This is due to the high adhesion properties of the composition, which greatly complicates its removal.
In fact, there are only two methods: mechanical and chemical.
Silicone sealant is glued to the surfaceOnce and for all. If you did not erase the fresh drops of silicone from the ceramic tile or from the enamel bath in time, removing it would be a very laborious task for you. Take the clerical knife and gently cut the silicone layer by layer. Trying to tear off the silicone is not worth it and try: do not separate, and if this is what you get, then only with a piece of ground to which it is stuck. Remove any residue with a wire washcloth or an abrasive cleaner.
It often happens that when sealing jointsThe manufacturer's recommendations are followed. As a result, the sealant falls off in places. In this case, you will have to remove all sealant before applying a new one, since the sealant to the sealant is difficult to glue. And the sealing seam with patches will not look aesthetically pleasing.
If you can not remove the sealant, thenUse chemicals. Now many companies produce solvents of sealant. These are Quilosa, Lugato, CRC Gasket Remover, Penta-840 and many others. Most often, the silicone removal agent is in the form of an aerosol or paste.
Depending on the time of application of the solvent,The sealant is either easily removed, or transformed into a gruel, which is washed off. Be sure to check the reaction of the surface in an inconspicuous corner, because most of these substances dissolve not only the sealant itself, but also enamel, varnish and paint.
When spraying aerosol, use thePersonal protection: mask and gloves. Work only in a ventilated area. Shake the balloon and apply a thick layer on the surface to be treated. Operate aerosols quickly enough, therefore in 20 minutes it is already possible to remove hermetic, and the rests to remove a napkin or a spatula. If the result did not satisfy you? Repeat.