Follow our step by step process for the easiest and most effective way to remove silicone sealant from tiles.
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4 Hours

What You Need


How to Remove Silicone 

  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 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.


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 is specially designed to create a long lasting waterproof seal in areas where mould resistance is necessary.

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.