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.


Wet Area Silicone

Keep your wet areas mould-free with Selleys Wet Area Silicone, a superior waterproof and mould resistant seal that will not shrink, crack or peel away.

Selleys No Mould Silicone Sealant

Keep mould and mildew at bay with Selleys No Mould Silicone Sealant. This sealant provides a water-tight seal that resists mould and mildew growth, perfect for wet areas.

Silicone Remover

Remove old sealant quickly and easily with Selleys Silicone Remover. This powerful formula breaks down old sealant, making it easy to remove and to prepare surfaces.

How to Guides

How To Use a Caulking Gun

Learn how to use a caulking gun for a professional finish with Selleys step-by-step guide. Get tips & tricks to make the most of your sealant.

How To Remove Old Silicone

Remove old silicone with ease using Selleys. Our guide will show you how to remove old silicone and prepare surfaces for reapplication.