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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:02 am 
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We bought a Franke Gemini Black 1.5 bowl sink for our new kitchen and have tried to run a small bead of sealant around the edge between the sink and the worktop however the sink's plastic is preventing the silicone from adhering to the sink.

Should i be using silicone or caulk? If i should be using silicone, what is the best that will adhere to the sink's plastic.


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Deffo silicon, caulk isn't waterproof. what brand of silicon are you using ? and have you run a bead under the sink before fitting ?

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I thought so, some articles online say use caulk fornsome reason :dunno:.

Yep, it had silicone packed in under the sink before fitting and the silicone ouzed out the side and made a seal under the worktop.

As for what we are using the bead around the edge, we have tried Diall and Everbuild. Both come away when rubbed.


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Caulk is a bit of a catch-all term, especially in the US. Silicone sealant is often referred to their as silicone caulk.

Acrylic "caulk" is waterproof when cured, but in almost all cases silicone is better. Really acrylic only tends to be used in places where you want to be able to paint it.


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