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Why you should insist on a good sealant!

Sticbond Silicone sealant is a NEUTRAL CURE Sealant for Kitchens and Bathrooms.

Which means it Cures by reacting with moisture in the air. Does not release acidic by-products during the curing process. Low Odor - making them suitable for indoor applications. Suitable for use on sensitive surfaces and metals prone to corrosion. Better adhesion to a wide range of surfaces, including metals, glass, tiles and ceramics. Retain flexibility over a wide temperature range, accommodating thermal expansion and contraction. Provide excellent durability and long-term performance, even in harsh environmental conditions. Ideal for sealing joints in kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas exposed to high moisture and humidity!


Types of Sealants!


NEUTRAL CURE Neutral cure silicone sealant is a high-performance sealing agent specifically engineered for use in environments exposed to high moisture & humidity, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Unlike acid-cure silicone, neutral cure silicone does not emit corrosive acids during the curing process, making it safe for use on various surfaces.



ACETIC CURE SILICONE Acetic cure silicone sealant, also known as acetoxy silicone sealant, is a type of silicone sealant that cures through the release of acetic acid and suits for non-porous surfaces. It has been used for various sealing applications due to its affordability, ease of use, and quick curing properties. However, it has a strong and unpleasant vinegar-like odor during curing, is corrosive to certain metals and sensitive materials, tends to harden over time leading to potential cracks, may have limited compatibility with certain paints, and has a shorter lifespan due to its acidic nature.


The Do's of Working with Silicone Sealants!

 

Choose the right sealant                              

Before you purchase silicone sealant for your project, you must check the materials you are working with. For wet areas like bathrooms & Kitchens please click here    

                                                                                                             

Check the expiration date

It is a small details but it affects the performance of the products.


Clean the surface 

It should be free of grease, oil or other residues on the surfaces which you are working with. Clean the surface thoroughly and let them dry before proceeding with your work.


Follow the Instructions 

In terms of how long it takes to dry. There are very strong sealants therefore always read and follow the instructions written or given by Manufacturer.


Getting Started with Silicone Adhesive and Sealants!


Evaluate the project

Think about what you need to do, and what kind of tools and sealant you need.


Make a shopping list

Make a list of all of the tools and materials you need and pick everything up. This is the best way to make sure you can get your repair done in one go.

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Prepare the area that needs to be sealed


Apply the sealant

Depending on the type of sealant you use there are lots of different ways to apply it. You might need a sealant gun


Smooth the sealant

You can do this as you go along with either your finger or a sealant smoothing tool.


Let it dry

Leave it to dry for the time specified by the instructions.











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