When we do home renovations, we usually use silicone to seal some joints and to get the finish we are looking for. It is one of the most common tools used in DIY, but the truth is that if we go too far when applying the amount of silicone and we exceed it, we can stain the surface we were fixing, and then it will be like a sticky substance that will affect the hygiene of your house. In this article we are going to tell you how to remove the silicone from the glass with some simple tricks and tips that will help you reduce this material and leave, again, the sales completely clean.
Steps to follow
If you are installing a new glass or creating your own aquarium at home, it is common that the silicone you use to properly hold the glass may come out in excess and eventually end up dirtying this surface. Although at first glance it may seem difficult to solve, the truth is that there are some practical tricks that will allow you to recover the cleanliness of this area and that your glass will be clean and unpolluted again.
In order to remove the silicone from the glass, you must know that the best trick is to clean it with a blade that we usually use to shave or remove body hair. Keep in mind that, when the silicone is dry, it is very complicated to clean it completely, but if you follow this trick you will be able to reduce it as much as possible and leave the area in the best possible way.
Getting the glass clean is simple because all you have to do is pass over the silicone on this blade and remove it as much as you can. Be careful not to scratch the glass.
Another trick that can work perfectly to remove silicone from glass is to wipe it with a damp cloth and, when it has softened, take a plastic card (or spatula) and scrape it off as much as you can. If you don’t succeed, we recommend that you use hot water with a little alcohol to try to disintegrate it and that you fall over by yourself.
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Another way to remove silicone from glass is to use solvent, the product usually used to remove paint. If you are going to choose this option, you should know that this product is toxic and, therefore, you should always use it with a mask and gloves to avoid damaging your health.
You only need to apply some solvent and then scratch with a damp cloth to remove the silicone. If the silicone is dirty, you should know that to clean it, you will have to wipe it with a cloth soaked in bleach that will help you not only to return it to whiteness but also to remove it and detach it from the glass.
But silicone can not only stay attached to the glass but can also get stuck to other everyday objects such as our clothes. If this is the case, you will have to follow this step by step to clean it correctly.
- If you stain your clothes with silicone you can remove it by placing a piece of toilet paper over the stain
- Then, you will have to pass the iron when it is hot, letting it act with the heat for 40 seconds
- The silicone will remain stuck to the piece of paper and will therefore be removed
Translated and adapted by Noobuzz staff.