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DIY Silicone Sealant: Neutral or Acidic?

Hi, in this episode of Anthony’s DIY Workshop, we’ll talk about how to choose silicone sealant.


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When you replace your house’s old silicone sealant, choose a neutral non-acidic sealant, since it is odourless, non-corrosive and does not harm any applied surfaces including metal. It is suitable for toilets, bathtubs, shower stalls, mirrors, sinks and gaps between tiles. 

Remember, when you apply the sealant in a humid environment like the bathroom, choose a neutral sealant which has ‘mould-resistant’ stated on the package.

Remember to wipe dry the surface you’re working, so that the sealant can properly adhere to it. 

Acidic sealant is a vinegar odour to it, and can harm metal surfaces. We seldom use it in DIY home repairs. In next episode, we’ll talk about how to remove old silicone sealant!

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