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How's the Shower Looking?

When you think about it, showers put up with a lot. They’re constantly being battered with hot water and steam, they never get cleaned as often as they should, and they always have to see us naked. But one thing they shouldn’t have to deal with is not getting a proper coat of sealant.Is sealant really necessary?Sealant is always necessary for [...]

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Silicone Depot in SPACE!

Orbiting over your head about sixteen times a day, the International Space Station assumes a role in our everyday lives that many do not know. While the research facilitates future endeavors beyond our current planet, it aids in many current studies.What Exactly Goes on up There?The ISS operates non-stop. It orbits Earth in 90 minutes, conducts an extensive amount [...]

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Using Sealant in Art

Sealant and other adhesive products have many uses beyond home construction and repair. In fact, it’s texture, adhesion, and ease of use make them an excellent tools or mediums for arts and crafting projects. Whether you’re looking to add texture and depth to a painting, seal a finished piece to protect it from dust and moisture, bind two pieces [...]

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Kanooler CreekKoolers are Awesome!

Kanoolers CreekKoolers are towable, high quality insulated floating coolers with a unique kayak-like design that easily navigates behind your boat, kayak, or canoe to keep your beverages cold and reachable. Its design makes it the perfect companion for days on the water without adding any extra weight on you. They come in a variety of colors and a mini flag [...]

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Too Cool for School

Silicon is one of the most common substances on planet earth -- and its synthetic derivative, silicone, is one of the most common materials in modern manufacturing. Silicone is used in medicine, cookware, plumbing, molds, toys, personal care items, and (of course) in sealants.Because silicone is so common, it’s easy to forget how doggone cool it is. Did you know, [...]

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Let's Crunch Some Numbers!

How much silicone sealant do you need for your next project?For an average .25” x .25 inch joint, a 1oz tube of silicone sealant will cover about 29 linear inches. If your needs are a bit different, then this formula can help, as long as you are willing to do a bit of metric conversion:(Size of the tube in [...]

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Breaking Up is Hard To Do

But it’s not you, it’s your sealant! If you’ve noticed that the sealants in your bathroom, on your windows, or at the workplace have become moldy, discolored, or displaced, it’s time to dump them and move on to something better. Removing old sealants isn’t difficult. The majority of the sealant can be scraped away with a Stanley blade or [...]

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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 [...]

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What does it mean when we say 100% RTV Silicone?

What is an RTV Silicone?RTV stands for room-temperature-vulcanizing, meaning that the silicone begins curing as soon as it is exposed to the moisture in the air. While many sealants are room temperature vulcanizing, products can vary in price and quality, which essentially depends on the purity of the product. 100% RTV silicone sealant is a completely pure product where extended [...]

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Why use Silicone Concrete Expansion Joint Sealants?

Sealing Concrete Expansion Joints: Silicone Vs. PolyurethaneWhether you’re repairing your driveway or managing a large-scale construction project, everyone hopes that their concrete will stand the test of time. After all, replacing concrete is pricy and time-consuming. Installing expansion joints and using a high-quality silicone-based sealant is one important step you can take to ensure that your work will last for years to [...]

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