Silicone caulk over latex paneling glue


Let's take a trip to our local box store, shall we? Grab a shopping basket and pick up the following items:

100% Silicone caulking
Cost: $3-$5
Caulking is available in all types and brands, but what you need is simply 100% Silicone caulking. Any brand will do, so buy whatever on sale. I prefer the white kind rather than clear, as it's easier to tell when it's thoroughly mixed. This forms the bulk of your mold. Get a caulking gun too, if you don't have one already.

Liquid Glycerin
Cost: Usually $5-$6
Liquid Glycerin is available in the pharmacy as a either a skin protectant, or as a laxative. You may even be able to find it in prefilled syringes. Either way, may sure it's liquid glycerin you're getting, as the suppositories are completely useless to you. This is to add moisture to the mold and allow it to dry throughout. Without this, the molding doesn't work.

Acrylic paint
Cost: $2-$3
Any acrylic paint of any color will do. I use...

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Dear NH,

In answering a reader question you stated that silicone caulk is not paintable. Might I suggest denatured alcohol on the silicone caulking to be able to paint over it. An old timer taught me that trick and while it may require a few tries this usually does the trick.



Thanks for the suggestion. I always recommend using an alcohol or Wilbond wipe (one of Wilbond's ingredients is denatured alcohol) prior to painting or caulking any questionable surface. I have used it on the residue from silicone caulk and the new caulks seem to stick ok, though it is difficult to know how long they will last and if the alcohol wipe really did any good.

I know alcohol does slightly roughen the surface of latex-based caulks. In speculating why it might also improve the adhesion of paint to silicone caulk, I can only surmise that aged silicone caulk has a...

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Pure, or 100%, silicone is the premium caulk for jobs exposed to water. Silicone caulk is expensive but worth the cost due to its flexibility and long life. Most formulas are mildew-resistant and have inhibitors to slow discoloration (but all caulk gets ugly over time). The only big downside is that it's not paintable. But that shouldn't be a problem for its normal applications. If a silicone caulk says it can be painted, it's probably not pure silicone.

Use pure silicone for sealing... around plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, toilets, and faucets, and for any caulk joints on tile in wet areas. It's also a general-purpose sealant and waterproofer for things like holes in exterior walls, sealing around pipe and wiring penetrations, and filling gaps between exposed materials of almost any type. Finally, pure silicone is a pretty strong adhesive and can be used as a glue for things like undermount sinks or fixtures attached to stone and other hard-to-glue materials....

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Can anyone...

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Acrylic latex caulk is one of several types of caulk used to seal gaps between building materials. It is water-soluble when wet, and can be painted over. Acrylic latex is also inexpensive and a serves as a good general purpose caulk. Unlike silicone caulk, it is easy to apply and to remove when it needs replacement.

The composition of acrylic latex caulk includes acrylic polymers, water, latex, and fillers. This particular mix of ingredients bonds very well to rough or porous materials such as masonry, wood, drywall, and plaster. It is not well-suited to filling large cracks, but good for small gaps in things like wood trim. This caulk cures, or dries, as the water in it evaporates, and it has a slight odor until it cures, which is not as strong as the sharp smell of vinegar that silicone caulk typically emits as it dries.

Some types of acrylic latex caulk contain silicone, or at least small amounts of it. This is mainly an attempt by the manufacturer to combine some...

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Construction glue is one of the strongest adhesives there is -- perfect for permanently securing a panel to a brick wall. When "permanent" ends up not quite meaning "forever," however, and you decide to remove the panel and restore the brick to its pre-glued condition, you have your work cut out for you. Softening the adhesive makes it easier to remove, but you'll have to do some painstaking cutting and scraping to get it off.

Construction Adhesive

Construction adhesives come in a variety of formulas, and what differentiates them from most adhesives is their bulk. A synthetic rubber, latex or polyurethane paste forms the bulk, and a curing process gives the adhesive its strength. Construction adhesive typically lasts as long as the surfaces it joins and can have a shear strength of around 800 psi. It is resistant to water and most chemicals after it cures. All of these qualities make it a superior adhesive, but they work against you when you have to remove it.

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Howdy all! I have decided to remove the User Forum from this site since it doesn’t really seem to generate any discussion, but rather, just bogs down my site and makes it slower to run. I’m hoping that discussion will be active if I just get down to business and keep writing here…which is my real desire, but there is always some project going on around here!

On a happy note- I do have lots of photos and posts that I can share as soon as thing settle down for the Summer and I can get those thoughts together. There have been lots of new things happening here, things I’m dreaming about getting done, and lots of questions I’d like to ask all of you out there who like to make your mobile homes even “homier”.

So- on to the topic- since I’m removing the forum, I’m going to make a few posts with the topics from the forum that actually did have questions and responses there and I will open up all posts for comments from registered users. Yes, you must be registered to post,...

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1. Does PVC trim require a primer?

A primer is only needed if you want the paint manufacturer’s warranty. Excellent adhesion can be achieved by properly cleaning the board before applying a topcoat of paint to PVC trim. (Refer to painting guidelines in the Versatex contractor handbook for more information on painting PVC trim.)


2. What type of paint do you recommend for coating PVC trim?

Just about any 100% acrylic latex, or 100% acrylic latex with a urethane additive, can be used to achieve superior coating durability and flexibility. Lacquers are not recommended with PVC trim because lacquers are a more brittle coating, and will not flex with any movement in the PVC trim. Paints like Duration by Sherwin Williams, Manor Hall paints by PPG and Moorelife by Benjamin Moore adhere well to PVC trim.

Paint on PVC trim will last three to five times longer than paints on wood or wood composites due to the absence of moisture in the substrate....

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Possibly the best exterior finish is elastomeric paint. This coating is so durable it can out perform even the best 100% exterior acrylic paint by 2 to 1. Elastomeric paint forms a durable, tough film that provides a waterproof coating to almost any structure. This paint is resistant to sunlight, heat, cold and wind driven rain.

Plus, it can be applied to all masonry surfaces, particularly stucco and concrete block. But is equally suitable for wood and T-111 siding, check your particular manufacture for compatibility with wood.

You can eliminate cracking in masonry and many types of wood with this very thick coating. Elastomeric coatings have tremendous elongation characteristics, it will bridge and repair non-structural hairline cracks.

This is especially useful with stucco that has developed numerous cracks. But wood surfaces, such as T-111 siding, can gain great benefits from its use. T-111 siding develops a large number of cracks over time. These...

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