Painting Over Silicone Caulk?? - Painting - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-04-2009, 11:34 PM   #16
Haste Makes Waste
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Huntington, WV
Posts: 292
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Painting over silicone caulk??


Not sure if he is an over-achiever or if he is intent on losing sleep and wringing his hands, but he is asking advice from those that have addressed the issue before.

Back to the original question....you can paint over "PAINTABLE SILICONE CAULK". To remedy the problem, you can use the paintable silicone caulk over the non-paintable silicone caulk, then prime and paint. I have used this before with no problems. The silicone is the best to use for any wet areas such as gutters and flashing. Once resolved he can then move on to those other major worldly issues.

Advertisement


Last edited by saggdevil; 08-04-2009 at 11:37 PM.
saggdevil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 04:51 AM   #17
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington state
Posts: 15
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Painting over silicone caulk??


Quote:
Originally Posted by saggdevil View Post
Not sure if he is an over-achiever or if he is intent on losing sleep and wringing his hands, but he is asking advice from those that have addressed the issue before.

Back to the original question....you can paint over "PAINTABLE SILICONE CAULK". To remedy the problem, you can use the paintable silicone caulk over the non-paintable silicone caulk, then prime and paint. I have used this before with no problems. The silicone is the best to use for any wet areas such as gutters and flashing. Once resolved he can then move on to those other major worldly issues.

I have done the exact same thing with sucsesful results, and advised him to do just that, but others on this site feel that their answers are gospel
and MUST b followed
fstwrtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 06:16 AM   #18
paper hanger and painter
 
chrisn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hagerstown MD
Posts: 6,864
Rewards Points: 2,236
Default

Painting over silicone caulk??


Talk about being a nay-sayer. unless you can come up with a real solution you shouldn't criticisethese people trying to help and accept that the answer is not guaranteed to work.

I was in no way criticising anyone. Just stating the facts, I have tried all of these solutions and have found none of them to work well. The best would be to remove and replace with the proper caulk, that WILL work.
chrisn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 07:23 AM   #19
Member
 
ccarlisle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 1,889
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Painting over silicone caulk??


Got that right!

It's now part of our fabric to look for cheap, easy ways to get things done instead of either doing it right in the first place or if done wrong, start again. Look there may be a product out there that has fluorochemicals in it that MAY be paintable over a silicone caulk, but I don't know of one and if there is there's no market for it. Why spend your and my time to get tot he answer we knew already? Do it right - either the first time or later but do it right.

Quit worrying about which product might contain fluorochemicals, where to find it, how much it costs, then ask a forum about it, have it explained to you, spend another week wondering about it, then get into your SUV and go buy it...And all in the name of saving you 10 minutes doing what you should have done in the first place.

Look, I don't knock not knowing something...I'm big on not knowing. But I went to school to learn how to find out, make an educated guess and if that gets screwed up, start at the beginning with a new set of parameters. Next time do it better...
__________________
“The average American woman is about 25 pounds heavier than she was in 1960...Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue that affects approximately 1 in 3 Americans,”
ccarlisle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 10:10 AM   #20
Haste Makes Waste
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Huntington, WV
Posts: 292
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Painting over silicone caulk??


Just an added note here....it's always a good idea to wipe the dried caulk with alcohol prior to prime and paint. The solvent will evaporate and leave the caulk clean, dry and as "grippable" as possible.
saggdevil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 10:47 AM   #21
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Smile

Painting over silicone caulk??


I had the same problem painting the silicone caulk. It appeared that the paint would bead away off of most of the silicone before drying. Having nothing left to lose except to cut and clean away all the caulking. I tried something different and it worked for me. Hope it works well for you too. I cleaned the silicone caulking with mineral spirits and dried it. I then gently warmed a small area with a heating gun at low setting. I applied a thin coat of paint with one hand and immediately applied some heat to the area to dry it before it could bead away. Later I applied a second coat the same way. So far, so good for me. Good luck.
kksi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 12:04 PM   #22
Member
 
Gymschu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eastern Ohio (heart of Appalachia)
Posts: 3,039
Rewards Points: 2,294
Default

Painting over silicone caulk??


Wow, these threads are so old that most of those that responded are now deceased!
Gymschu is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Gymschu For This Useful Post:
djlandkpl (02-21-2013), jsheridan (02-21-2013)
Old 02-21-2013, 04:54 PM   #23
Rubbin walls since'79
 
Brushjockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mn
Posts: 2,518
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Painting over silicone caulk??


But a problem that just won't go away!

KKsi- just dont touch the paint. It may have dried, but it will flake off very easily.
__________________
"It's better to come here with questions before you screw up than to come here after and ask how to fix them."- JS
Brushjockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 05:44 PM   #24
paper hanger and painter
 
chrisn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hagerstown MD
Posts: 6,864
Rewards Points: 2,236
Default

Painting over silicone caulk??


been quicker to dig it out and replace it
chrisn is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to chrisn For This Useful Post:
Gymschu (02-21-2013)
Old 02-21-2013, 05:54 PM   #25
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cape May, NJ
Posts: 2,392
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Painting over silicone caulk??


I thought jagans was at it again
jsheridan is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jsheridan For This Useful Post:
Gymschu (02-21-2013)
Old 02-21-2013, 07:25 PM   #26
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 853
Rewards Points: 614
Default

Painting over silicone caulk??


Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisn View Post
been quicker to dig it out and replace it
But that might be easier said than done. There are a few threads in this forum about replacing silicone caulk in a bath/shower area. Concensus is that once silicone is put on a surface, nothing, not even silicone, will stick to that surface unless absolutely all trace residue is removed.
I replaced the silcone in my tiled shower once. Scrubbed the surfaces for two days to make sure they were clean. Seems to stick. But just the same, I am not about to pull on it to test the strength of the bond.
SPS-1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 09:35 AM   #27
Member
 
cdaniels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: eastern NC
Posts: 377
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Painting over silicone caulk??


How do you "accidentally" use a clear silicone? lol.Cut/scrape it off with a razor blade. Nothing bonds to it.
__________________
Charlie Daniels painting and repair
cdaniels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 09:41 AM   #28
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: outside ocala fl
Posts: 3,825
Rewards Points: 2,686
Default

Painting over silicone caulk??


I think it's a conspiracy from the manufactures to put non-paintable on those tubes. And do not remove the old that's too easy and anybody can do that. Put another layer on top and if that doesn't work put another layer on. No one will notice the big glob of chaulk sticking out.
ToolSeeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 12:29 PM   #29
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Painting over silicone caulk??


Quote:
Originally Posted by jschack View Post
My painter accidently used GE silicone II sealant, clear. I
Coincidentally, my stupid painter also used GE Silicone II sealant in my new bathroom, and now I can't paint the walls. I doubt we used the same stupid painter though, since I have never been to your house.

At any rate, I tried an experiment. The silicone was very thin and very narrow (painters tape made sure of that).

1- On one corner of the wall I applied a thin layer of drywall compound over the silicone. After a while it finally dried and I sanded and painted. It seemed to work.
2- On the other corner of the wall I removed the silicone, painted and re-caulked.

Method #2 went faster than method #1, and it won't keep me up worrying every night. The "choice" doesn't seem so much like a choice! Do it right and sleep easy.
mystreba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 01:04 PM   #30
Member
 
Mr. Paint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: San Carlos, CA
Posts: 341
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Painting over silicone caulk??


After removal and cleaning, solder the joints/seams and it should last longer than most of us.

Advertisement

__________________
The Painter's Paint Store where QUALITY is ECONOMY
Mr. Paint is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mr. Paint For This Useful Post:
Gymschu (05-14-2013)
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recaulking at previously silicone-caulked shower door frame hffeagan Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 35 02-09-2014 02:20 PM
silicone on silicone caulk ponch37300 Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 2 05-09-2009 09:11 AM
How to seal my attic access - airtight? akoch General DIY Discussions 4 09-08-2008 09:03 PM
Recaulking Bathroom Help RaeEllen Remodeling 9 07-25-2008 11:23 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts