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Old 05-09-2010, 03:21 PM   #1
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silicon vs. plumbing putty: does plumbing putty discolor cultured marble?


Someone mentioned plumbing putty will discolor cultured marble & I should use silicon instead for under the drain & faucet in my bathroom sink - any truth to this?

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Possibly.... silicone doesnt hold up. go find a non- staining putty for that application.

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It seems there is a lot of advice on the internet saying don't use plumber's putty on cultured marble and certain other substances sinks are made of. Unfortunately, my sink manufacturer's instructions are pretty pathetic and don't specify. Apparently, it's the oil in the putty that stains, and I cannot find any putty which says it is non-staining.
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Thanks. I live 1.5 hours away from any of the big boxes & the choices here are limited (and the hardware employees had never heard of the stuff you listed). However, I do make the drive occasionally.
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Thanks. I live 1.5 hours away from any of the big boxes & the choices here are limited (and the hardware employees had never heard of the stuff you listed). However, I do make the drive occasionally.
I'd just order it online then....
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Lazzlazz, the warning pertaining to staining of marble by using Plumbers putty is on the can. It is due to the oil contant of the putty. 100% silicone should work fine.

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