DIY Doctor

Double Glazing sealant

Postby DaveS » Thu May 15, 2008 8:04 am

In a house full of smokers the sealant or adhesive used around the frames has yellowed over time. I could redo it, but the installer was a bit (a lot) untidy with the stuff and I need to remove the excess before starting work. Is there a solvent that will do this? It doesn't appear to be silicon since it's dried hard. Any ideas on the type of sealant/adhesive used? Failing that, is it practical to buy some quarter-round upvc strip to cover the old stuff up completely? And if so where could I source this?
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu May 15, 2008 7:55 am


Simply Build It

Postby welsh brickie » Thu May 15, 2008 12:26 pm

it sounds like he has used decorators caulk.
Its probably going to be a better job to cover whats there so I would
suggest using small quad ,you can get it at a plastic suppliers, or d,glazing
companys will sell it, or recomend a supplier who can help you.
welsh brickie
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 2611
Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:54 am

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics