Things You Will Need
- Protective gloves
- Protective glasses
- Utility knife
- Silicone remover
- Putty knife
If you want to remove silicone from items in your house, you can do it without calling a contractor. Silicone is a common product found in and around the home.
It is used to seal two pieces of glass, wood or metal together. With a few common tools and a trip to your local hardware store, the silicone can be history.
- Put on a pair of rubber gloves and a pair of safety glasses. Open doors or windows in the room you are working in for proper ventilation.
- Cut with a utility knife the silicone that is parallel to the item to which it is bound. Cut away as much superficial silicone as you can. Cut a top layer off of the silicone and work your way down so you have a thin layer of the substance.
- Apply a silicone removal substance to the remaining silicone. Follow the directions on the removal substance's bottle. Allow the remover to penetrate the silicone.
- Wipe the silicone residue with a wet sponge and liquid soap to remove the rest of the silicone from the material.
Always use caution when working with a utility knife and toxic chemicals.