How to remove silicone sealant - The best way remove caulk

Sometimes you have to remove old edges of silicone sealant, particularly when they have become mouldy, start to come loose, discolour, and start to look bad. Generally, if you want to know how to remove sealant - the quickest way is by using a good sealant remover. Be sure to check that the remover is suitable for the surface in question.

HG helps to remove caulk


HG silicon seal remover is the most effective, quickest and comfortable way if you need to know how to remove bathroom sealant or caulk. HG silicon seal remover removes silicone sealant from various surfaces, including stainless steel, enamel, glass, different types of plastic, ceramic tiles, glazed tiles, natural stone and similar surfaces. It is a product with a pleasant fragrance, easy to apply, and it does not affect the aforementioned surfaces.

Some types of sealant, such as butylene, acrylic and universal sealant leave residues that are difficult to remove. HG deals with all of those! So if you need tips for how to remove old silicone sealant: HG silicon seal remover is supplied with a brush and a spatula.

How to remove shower sealant with HG silicon seal remover?
Follow the steps below for the correct use of HG silicon seal remover. We recommend you test the sealant remover in a small and inconspicuous place first. Do not use the product on porous surfaces. If you apply new sealant afterwards, make sure the surface is completely dry.

  1. Use a knife to cut away the sealant as closely as possible to the surface.
  2. Carefully cover the sealant that must not be removed with tape.
  3. Apply HG silicon seal remover liberally to the sealant residues with the supplied brush. Leave to absorb for 15 minutes.
  4. Then remove the sealant residues with the supplied spatula. If it is not that easy, leave it to absorb a little longer.
  5. Carefully remove any remaining silicon seal remover with water or with a nailbrush or clean cloth.
  6. Repeat the treatment if necessary.

How to remove silicone from your bathtub: 4 tips

Are you an experienced DIYer? Do you want to try another method first? Any DIYer will know from experience that if you do not have the tools, it is practically impossible to remove sealant without leaving residues. Fortunately there are enough tools you can use to remove silicone residue. HG continues to be the best solution, but we provide four more tips.

  1. HG silicon seal remover
    With HG silicon seal remover it is easy to remove silicone caulk. With the supplied brush and spatula it is easy to remove silicone from tiles and all other types of surfaces, including glass, enamel, and various types of synthetic materials.
  2. Glass scraper or Stanley knife
    You can use a glass scraper or Stanley knife to remove sealant. You need to be careful and make sure you do not damage the underlying materials, such as tiles!
  3. Vegetable oil
    Pour some vegetable oil on a cloth and use it to moisten the seals with the vegetable oil. Leave it to absorb and try to loosen the edge of a seal.
  4. Clean spirit or nail-polish remover
    Pour nail-polish remover or clean spirit on a scouring pad and use it to soak off the silicone sealant. Leave it to absorb and try to loosen the sealant. Use a knife if required.

Unfortunately, the effectiveness of a glass scraper, Stanley knife, vegetable oil, cleaning spirit or nail-polish remover is not guaranteed, and in the end it's not what they were intended for.

You will often still need a special knife or HG silicon seal remover to remove the sealant edges completely.

If you have a good tip for how to remove caulk, please let us know!

Frequently Asked Questions about how to remove silicone sealant

How to remove silicone caulk?

You can remove silicone sealant with:

  • Glass scraper or Stanley knife 
  • Vegetable oil 
  • Clean spirit or nail-polish remover

Which HG product do I use to get silicone off tiles?

HG silicon seal remover removes silicone sealant from various surfaces, including stainless steel, enamel, glass, different types of plastic, ceramic tiles, glazed tiles, natural stone and similar surfaces.



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