10 quick and easy steps to remove stubborn silicone or caulk
- Read through the following instructions carefully; make a shopping list and head off to your local Hardware.
- Please keep children away whilst performing any of these removal techniques.
- Ensure all products used below are stored away after use, in a childproof cabinet or locked storage unit.
- Try any of these methods on a small inconspicuous area first, as the product applied might cause damage painted/varnished furniture. These methods do not damage ceramic tiles or glass.
- Be gentle and patient.
- Ensure all packaging is discarded afterwards, plastic can be dangerous when swallowed.
- Remove all excess silicone (as much possible without damaging the furniture) with a silicone removal tool/blade or a paint/window scraper. (Academy Brushware Window Scraper)
- Spray the affected area with Soudal Sealant Remover (Available at Builders Warehouse) and leave for 10 minutes. THIS WILL NOT DAMAGE YOUR FURNITURE.
- Wipe off and repeat if necessary.
- If there is still any residue left, use a cloth with Powafix Benzine or Paraffin (Wood) or Powafix Acetone (Metal and Tiles) and rub vigorously.
- Silicone removal tool or a paint/window scraper
- Soudal Sealant Remover
- POWAFIX Benzine, Acetone or Paraffin
- Mutton cloth or old dish towels
*Disclaimer: Try this method on a small area first as the alcohol is strong and might damage your furniture. These solutions do not damage ceramic tiles or glass surfaces.