Plumbing Sealants

Wet Area Silicone

SiliconeSealant_WetArea

A neutral (non acid) curing, one part silicone sealant with mould and fungal resistance.

Uses

Ideal sealant for gaps around showers, baths, spas, sinks and plumbing fixtures. Excellent adhesion is achieved on ceramics, glazed tiles, metal, plastic, rubber, glass, concrete and grouts.

Product Range

Product Code: 9300697114952

  • Size & Pack Type: 300g cartridge
  • Color: Clear

Product Code: 9300697115621

  • Size & Pack Type: 300g cartridge
  • Color: Ivory

Product Code: 9300697114945

  • Size & Pack Type: 300g cartridge
  • Color: White

Product Code: 9300697100092

  • Size & Pack Type: 75g tube
  • Color: White

Technical Features

  • Superior adhesion
  • Forms a durable seal
  • Does not shrink when drying
  • Resistant to growth of unsightly mould and fungus
  • Low odour during application
  • Non corrosive neutral cure formulation
  • Remains flexible – will not shrink, crack, crumble or dry out
  • Resists moisture, hot cooking oils and steam

Superior adhesion compared to conventional acid cure silicones which are poor on concrete and cement grouts. The increased adhesion reduces the possibility of fungal growth behind the silicone bead.

Application Tips

  • Can’t be painted over
  • Not suitable for sealing fish tanks
  • Not recommended for areas in direct contact with food, eating utensils and drinking water
  • Not recommended for below ground or below waterline applications
  • For a cleaner appearance mask both sides of joint prior to sealing. Remove tape before sealant skins.
  • For a better finish complete painting prior to use of sealant as it can not be painted over
  • For a smoother finish use a spatula dipped in detergent solution

Technical Details and Performance

Indicative information only, not to be used for setting specifications.

Consistency (as applied)

Non-slump, solvent free paste

Curing Mechanism

Very rapidly develops rubber consistency by reaction with moisture from the air

Curing Rate

2mm depth per day

Skin Forming Time

5-10 minutes (depending on weather conditions)

Elongation

Approx. 400% (ASTM D412). 21 days cure.

Service Temperature

–60oC to +150oC

Joint Movement Capability

±25% of original joint width when applied in properly designed joint*

Clean Up

Clean all excess sealant from equipment before it cures with a cloth dampened with mineral turpentine or acetone. Once cured sealant is extremely difficult to remove and must be abraded or trimmed with a knife.

Cures sealant can also be removed with Selleys Silicone Remover

Properly designed joint refers to the accepted concept of correct sealant dimensions, i.e. sealant depth equal to half sealant width and sealant applied over a suitable backing material to which the sealant will not adhere or which does not limit the free movement of the sealant.