Types of Silicone Sealants According to its Function

Weber Indonesia

Sealants become one of the important products that must be available at home. Because it is easy to use and it also can help you  to close the gap between the two building materials so that it does not cause problems later on, such as noise, mold growth, and as an entry of insects into the house.

Sealants can also be used in several places such as doors, windows, glass, aquariums, and bathroom areas. Based on the function and placement, sealants are divided into 3 types.

Before you use the sealant in your home, you need to know the right type of sealant that suits your needs.

1. Bathroom Silicone

Suitable to use in wet areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, sanitary and sinks.

  • Anti-fungal
  • Waterproof
  • Can be used to fill a gap in a wet area, kitchen area, sanitary and sink
  • Easy to clean
  • High adhesive power

2. Silicone Glass

Suitable for construction joints, window, and door frames made of wood, glass, vinyl, aquariums and greenhouses.

Advantages:

  • Resistant to sunlight (UV) and extreme weather
  • Can be used indoors and outdoors
  • Has a high elasticity and adhesion
  • Water proof
  • Acidic, not recommended for materials made from aluminum, metals, and iron

3. Silicone Frame

PH-Balance Silicone sealants has a high performance and superior durability for various construction materials, such as window and door frames, pipes, ceramics, concrete, brick, wood, and aluminum.

  • Less oil content resulting in higher adhesion
  • Can be used indoors and outdoors
  • Has a high elasticity and adhesion
  • High-performance PH-Balance silicone sealants with superior durability for a variety of construction materials
  • Will not corrode metal or iron
  • Can be used for window and door frames, pipes, ceramics, concrete, brick, wood, and aluminum

If you already know the types, then here are four easy steps for you to use a sealant.

  1. First, clean the surface from dust and oil. Because dust and oil can reduce adhesion and the results will not last long. Use paint thinner (MEK), IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol), toluene, or other solvents. Do not use soap.
  2. Wait for the surface to dry. If you apply a sealant on a damp surface, it will be difficult for the sealant to stick.
  3. Cut the nozzle as desired and apply evenly.
  4. Test the sealant adhesion when applied to unfamiliar material.