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    Is sanitary sealant an acceptable alternative to glazing silicone for an internal window?

    Window Specialists

    Can I use sanitary sealant instead of glazing silicone for bedding an interior window’s pane of glass into it’s frame ? It seems to be a very similar product, ie flexible, waterproof, acetoxy, and I happen to have a tube left over from a recently fitted bathroom. Any advice would be welcome. Thank you.

    Asked by Helen on 24th Nov 2020
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    Eden electrical

    "Yes can be used but costly compared to low module silicone or caulk"

    Answered on 25th Nov 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Let's Get This Fixed.

    "Yes that will do the same job and work fine. I don't see a problem."

    Answered on 25th Nov 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    B-wize home improvements

    "You can if you want but sanitary silicon is more expensive than the normal silicon but it will do the same butif it was us we would use our normal silicon"

    Answered on 25th Nov 2020 - Member since Aug 2018 - report
    MSD WIndows LTd

    "Hi Helen yes it’s fine to use but obviously beware of painting over,internally I would normally use caulk,good luck"

    Answered on 25th Nov 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    New Look Building Services

    "Sanitary sealants are usually used in bathrooms they are a waterproof sealant however i never used it on windows thats not saying you can not tho"

    Answered on 25th Nov 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    French and Sashey

    "The only main difference I know is when fitting double glazed units the sealants with high solvent based are advised against being used as they would break down the seal.

    A single pane of glass though. I would think it should be ok. In truth though just get putty or butyl putty for bedding in double glazing. Easy."

    Answered on 4th Feb 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report

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