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How to remove silicone caulk from wooden door frame

Postby mcdbr » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:40 am

I had a builder come to install a new back door on Saturday. Unfortunately they've made quite a mess with the sealant around it. The door and frame are both unvarnished wood which I was hoping to varnish to show the natural colour, but both are covered in smears of sealant which I need to remove first.

Does anyone know the best way to remove silicone sealant from wood?
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:18 pm

Hi mcdbr
Trim off the excess using a Stanley knife then try a wire brush to get the silicone out of the wood grain.
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Postby mcdbr » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:03 am

Will give that a try, thanks
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