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How to choose the right silicone sealant

Silicone sealant is actually quite a broad term that is used a lot especially when it comes to DIY jobs, the first thought for most people is to go to their local DIY store and grab the cheapest one in the right colour.

The reality is though, there is no one single type of silicone sealant that should be used for everything. In fact there are many, all different types that all have different flexibility, durability and resistance. So how do you know you are using the right one for the job?

How to remove silicone sealant

By far the best way to remove silicone sealant is when the product is still wet. Whilst it is still in its curing phase and before it has formed a skin, excess or incorrectly applied silicone is best removed just using a dry paper towel. Certain cloth cleaners can also be used but remember to use them dry. The friction of a wet towel (especially a paper-based one) will remove uncured silicone better than a wet cloth which will tend to smear it. Whilst the silicone is still wet you do not need to use any other cleaning liquids. 

Image credit: siliconesealantpro.com 

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