Use of sailicone sealant on inside window frames

Postby Jerseyconsumer » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:30 pm

Why has my builder used silicone sealant on the inside of my PVCu window frames to seal reveals etc rather than a paintable one? I thought silicone sealant was only used outside as now when I want to re-emulsion I have difficulty getting a good edge.
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Postby welsh brickie » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:15 pm

he should have used acrylic sealant.
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Postby Jerseyconsumer » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:39 pm

Thanks- that's what I thought. There are paintable frame sealants for inside use which makes it much easier to re-decorate.
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Postby JRS » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:15 pm

Just being to lazy, He should have used decorators caulk. I really loathe this.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:52 pm

if the silicone is only filling a gap then you should be able to peel it off and refill with a caulk. it may be that they have used it to adhere the trim.
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