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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:38 pm 
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Can someone recommend a good silicon to buy for general house maintenance; e.g. sealing around sinks, shower-trays etc and possible uPVC windows.

I always seam to throw away 3/4 of the tube and tend to buy frame sealant or bathroom sealant for specific purposes. The prices vary a lot also; Screwfix or B & Q or even a £1 at a Pound-shop.

Would be nice to buy a couple of good general purpose tubes rather than specific ones that are rarely used around the house.

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My favourite is the one called "Dow Corning 785"
Stays white and i find it has good adhesion, even in places that get scrubed, e.g. around the bathtub/sink.

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For uPVC windows, if you are going to paint over it, then best to get a purpose-built sealant. You cant paint over the everyday silicone sealent

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Dow Corning 781 and 785 are great for the money, I have used others that cost twice the price and they don't come any where near the Dow Corning



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+1 for dow corning for sanitaryware and internally for upvc windholes.

External windows need a "frame sealant" which is different to "sanitary" silicon.

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As mentioned above, Dow Corning 785 is very good. I have recently used a few tubes of Screwfix No Nonsense silicon and found it surprisingly good.



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