8 quick and easy steps to remove stubborn silicone or caulk
- Read through the following instructions carefully; make a shopping list and take a trip to your nearest Builders Warehouse, I cannot guarantee that any other hardware has these products and they are critical to completing this task without damaging your furniture.
- Be gentle and patient.
- This is a parent only exercise, please ensure your children are being supervised by an informed caregiver.
- 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.
- 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 (Wood) or Powafix Acetone (Metal and Tiles) to rub off.
- Silicone removal tool or a paint/window scraper
- Soudal Sealant Remover
- Powafix Benzine OR Powafix Acetone
- 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.