Sealant Looking Funky?
Discolored sealants aren’t nearly as fun as bass guitars and 70’s outfits. Here are a few common cause of discolored sealants.
- Exposure to chemicals or vapors while still curing, i.e. paint fumes or cigarette smoke. Be sure to allow silicone to cure thoroughly before exposing it to foreign substances.
- Exposure to bituminous materials, such as certain floor tiles. Use neutral cure silicone, not acetoxy, if you will be working near bituminous materials.
- Years of accumulated exposure to humidity can cause mold or rust. Buying a mold-resistant silicone can help your silicone last longer.
Last but not least: remember that if you have to replace silicone sealant next weekend, putting some jams on the radio helps the job go a lot quicker!