Make glazing sealants
Sealing a window is a good way of saving energy. Leave the cold outside in the winter and in the summer your air conditioning will be locked inside.
Learn in a simple way and in few steps how to seal a window in your house, making it less noisy, temperature stable and a safer place.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Neutral or acetic silicone for glazing (e.g. UniBond Universal Sealant)
- White spirit
- Masking tape
- A cloth
- Nylon brush
- Sealant removing tool
- Cartridge gun
- Smoothing tool
- A knife
Get the Materials
You will need Neutral or acetic silicone for glazing (e.g. UniBond Universal Sealant), a nylon brush, a knife, a cloth, white spirit a sealant removing tool, a cartridge gun, a smoothing tool and masking tape.
Prepare the surface
Remove the old sealant, dirt, and loose particles with a sealant-removing tool (knife) and clean the area with a cloth moistened with white spirit. To ensure you apply an even bead of silicone rubber sealant, apply masking tape along the joint to form edges for the sealant. Put a single long strip on either side of the joint where you’ll be applying the silicone sealant. This will keep the sides of the sealant neat on the window frame.
Apply the product
With a cartridge gun, apply neutral or acetic silicone for glazing (e.g. UniBond Universal Sealant) in a homogeneous way along the joint between the window and the window frame. Make sure to apply it abundantly, letting it overflow. Take your time to do it the correct way, applying the necessary amount of product along the entire perimeter.
Smooth the sealant with a smoothing tool wet with soapy water. Then, remove the masking tape immediately after smoothing the sealant.