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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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​Why Mold-Resistance Matters for Silicone

You have compared prices, checked out customer reviews, and researched silicone vendors. You have weighed the pros and cons of specially-designed adhesives such as heat-proof caulk and expanding foam. You've even contacted companies to discuss potential bulk discounts. You are ready to make a purchase!But wait is the sealant you've selected resistant to mold, mildew, [...]

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​6 Home Maintenance Jobs Everyone Should Know How to Do

Complex, large-scale home improvement usually requires you to hire a contractor or at least a handyman. But, when it comes to routine home maintenance, there are many jobs you can easily do yourself! And making this effort can save you a few bucks while offering a unique opportunity to learn a new skill and feel [...]

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​How Long Does Silicone Take To Dry?

This frequently asked question is actually rather misleading. The answer: most silicone-based sealants will be dry to the touch within thirty minutes to an hour. But this does not mean that the seal is ready! Before being exposed to moisture, silicone must cure. And even though many people use the terms cure and dry interchangeably, [...]

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Packaging Types And Why They Matter

One of the most common and destructive mistakes made when applying silicone is also one of the easiest to avoid. Many people think that applying silicone without a silicone gun would be simple; how difficult could squeezing the product straight from the cartridge be, after all?Unfortunately, most silicone packaging simply isn't designed for this and [...]

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Beyond The Sticker Price: 4 Factors to Consider When Purchasing Silicone

Whether you are looking to buy silicone for personal use, industrial purposes, or to sell, finding a competitive price is always an important priority.Thankfully, the internet has made price comparison easier than ever before, while also spurring healthy competition between manufacturers, repackagers, and vendors. With a few clicks of the mouse or swipes on your [...]

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