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Best ways to remove to silicone. Follow our step by step process. Selleys will show you the easiest and most effective way to remove silicone sealant from tiles, metal, glass, and all those tricky places around the home.
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4 Hours

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How to Remove Silicone – Our Process

Whether you're removing silicone from your glass shower screen, metal laundry tub or tiled splashback, the good news is that for the most part, the process is exactly the same!
  1. Cut away the worst of the sealant using a sharp blade.
  2. Ensure the surfaces are completely dry.
  3. Apply Selleys Silicone Remover on the surface of the old silicone layering it about 3mm high (ensure you apply to a small area to test first). 
  4. Allow 2-4 hours for thin beads of sealant to soften. Note that it can be significantly longer if the silicone is not cut back first and may require multiple applications. It is important to make sure the remover does not dry out while you wait the couple of hours for it to soften the silicone.
  5. Once the remover has softened the silicone, you can clean the silicone residue up with methylated spirits – do not use water.
  6. Next step is to apply new sealant to the area. Click here for the guide.

Replacing Your Silicone Sealant

Replace your silicone is 4 simple steps

  1. To ensure a neat finish, use masking or painters tape to mask sides before applying sealant
  2. Apply Selleys No Mould, ensuring sealant is pushed into the joint 
  3. Tool sealant with a spatula dipped in detergent water within 5-10 minutes of application.
  4. Remove tape as soon as possible to before product has a chance to skin.
  5. Clean up any residual excess silicone with turps.

Products

Selleys Wet Area Silicone

Selleys Wet Area Silicone Sealant delivers a superior waterproof and mould resistant seal that is ideal for use in bathrooms, kitchens and laundries.

Selleys No Mould Silicone Sealant

Selleys No Mould Silicone sealant creates a long-lasting waterproof seal that prevents mould growth. Suitable for use in humid and damp environments, it’s ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, showers, tiles and plumbing fixtures. For interior use only. br>
*Sealant will be waterproof and shower ready in 1 hour after application in showers. The semi-cured sealant must not be touched until fully cured (at least 48 hours)
*To maintain your sealant properties, ensure you regularly clean off any soap scum and dirt as these encourage mould growth
*Not suitable for aquariums, food or drinking water contact, permanent immersion in water, or metals other than aluminium and stainless steel. Not suitable for PE, PP, PTFE and some rubbers. Pre-test on other surfaces for compatibility.
Suitable for - Ceramic, Glazed & porcelain fixtures, Aluminium, Plastic laminates, Some rubbers, Glass, Stainless Steel


How to Guides

How To Remove Silicone From Tiles

Best ways to remove to silicone. Follow our step by step process. Selleys will show you the easiest and most effective way to remove silicone sealant from tiles.