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How to Remove Silicone

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.

Remove silicone from items in your house with common tools.

Things You Will Need

  • Protective gloves
  • Protective glasses
  • Utility knife
  • Silicone remover
  • Putty knife
  • Water
  • Soap
  • Sponge

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Wipe the silicone residue with a wet sponge and liquid soap to remove the rest of the silicone from the material.
  5. Warning

    Always use caution when working with a utility knife and toxic chemicals.

Things You Will Need

  • Protective gloves
  • Protective glasses
  • Utility knife
  • Silicone remover
  • Putty knife
  • Water
  • Soap
  • Sponge

Warning

  • Always use caution when working with a utility knife and toxic chemicals.

About the Author

Charles Poole holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from Appalachian State University. He started freelancing in college for local publications in Boone, N.C. and is continuing his career through online freelancing with a specialization in affiliate marketing, blogging and SEO.

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