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Silicone Caulking is a kind of caulking material that can be used for basic sealing against water and air penetration.

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Someone told me to put ge silicone sealant over freshly cured silicone caulking to give it a smooth look before painting. now i have a real mess. sealant won't cure what do i have to do

Hey Lorrie,
I am sorry someone gave you this info.. You will and probably have to remove ALL/BOTH the caulking and silicon and then redo the caulking all together. You can use your finger to smooth the caulking.. and you can paint over it when its dry,,,

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Can I modify poorly applied lumpy window caulking without compromising the application? How important is a smooth bead, especially around my south facing Windows?

You can safely cut off the old caulking with a craft knife/box cutter and apply new silicone. You can buy a very cheap tool to mould the beading. Mask a line with masking tape about a quarter inch from the join on the surfaces. Apply the bead of silicone and remove the tape after 5 minutes. The bead doesn't NEED to be smooth, it just needs to seal to stop ingress of water.

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My tub is plastered into the wall with caulking. Recently, I have noticed that the caulking is dissapating and loosening up the tub. Fortunately, I have not see a change in my water flow. I want to

Unfortunately this is usually caused by a leak and the drywall is wet , and or the tub is sinking due to water damage to floor. If the drywall is solid then use a utility knife to remove old caulk, then after area is clean apply silicone caulk around the tub. apply neatly but with plenty enough to fill the void. I then spray a dish soap an water mixture on the calk then remove excess by pressing thumb down and sliding it long caulking. This presses it into the gap and also removes excess, which leaves you a neatly caulked tub.

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How long for silicone to dry?

It usually takes a good 24 hours for silicone sealant or caulking to cure.

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How to attach painted particle board baseboard in bathroom

Try this resource for reliability and accuracy. There is a helpline so you may reflect a personal solution and be given a suggestive application. Having read the file. Section 33 Construction Adhesives & section 11 DAP Silicone Plus will interest you. More and more we are relying on chemistry to help save . Give this resource a look. . Fare. Well.

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The hold downs on the bottom of the sink do not fit the thick counter. what can I do ?

Depending on the material that your counter top is made out of there are several options.If it is wood composite with a laminate covering you can mark the location of each hold down with the sink in place then remove the sink. Carefully use a high speep drill bit to drill a series of holes at each location beingcautious to stop at least a 1/4 inch less then the minimum depth required for clamps and then use a very sharp wood chisel by hand to remove material to fit.
If your countertop is corian or other man made composite you can use pure silicone caulking as it is an excellent adhesive when cured.It will take a minimum of 24 hours to set and 7 days to cure. You will need to be careful if you use silicone because it needs to have all excess cleaned up in a hurry or it will be difficult to clean . If you have a pretty good fit between sink and counter top I would use just spot applications and try to leave room for finish caulking after silicon cures. I use a product called polyseamseal for final caulking as it is latex base and you can get a very nice finish and it cleans up eassily. It is also a good adhesive when it cures.
Check manufactures recommendations as several will only honor warrenty if silicone is used. I hope this helps you. Thanks

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Sink Basket leaks and cant be removed cause of silicon adhesive

steady pressure from under the underside of the sink should cause the silicone to flex and eventually release.

You might also try some caulking remover available ot hardware stores. It's a product that comes in a tube and eases the removal of caulking products.

Be sure to look at the label for cautions and materials that it is safe to use it on.

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Installing an undermount sink in case it need to be removed

under mount sinks are 'glued' to the underside of the granite countertop using clear silicone caulking. Clean both surfaces really good with alcohol or acetone (or even disc brake cleaner, apply caulking to bowl flange and position bowl up to underside of counter. Temporarily block in place and let cure for 48 hours. To remove bowl later, use a thin cutting blade like a hacksaw blade to slice through the caulking line. It helps if you don't squish all the caulking from between the bowl and the counter so that you can just get the hackwas blade in there in the future.

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