How to remove aquarium silicone adhesive from tiles
Due to its high resistance to water, aquarium glue is widely used for sealing ceramics, cars, glass, and even for kitchen cabinets and walls.
This good feature can sometimes be a problem, that is when while working with this glue, some of it is spilled on the surfaces and you try to remove it, or for any reason you regret using the glue on the surface. Be and want to remove the glue from the surface and return everything to the original state.
If you are the type of person who deals with aquarium glue a lot, you may find articles on removing glue from various surfaces useful. You can visit Persia‘s website to access these articles.
In this article, we introduce you to the most available methods for removing glue from tiles or ceramics.
1- Using hot water
Using hot water is one of the easiest possible ways to remove the aquarium glue from the tile. Pour some boiling water slowly on the surface of the tile glue. Within 40 to 60 minutes of pouring the water, you should see cracks in the glue. Boiling water reduces the strength and strength of the tile adhesive and makes it easier to remove it with a spatula or sharp object.
2-Using baking soda and oil
Baking soda is one of the universal cleaners and can dissolve dirt and grease. Adding oil to baking soda makes it easier to use.
You can use oil such as olive oil, canola oil and vegetable oil.
For this purpose, mix equal amounts of baking soda and cooking oil and pour it on the desired surface, then rub the surface with an unused napkin until the traces of glue are completely removed from the surface.
3- Use of heat
Heat loosens the adhesive tissue and heating can be the most effective way to remove the adhesive from the tile.
You can use a hair dryer for this. Put the hair dryer on high heat and hold it on the surface of the glue for 1-2 minutes, and after making sure that the glue is completely loosened, quickly clean the surface with a tissue before the glue cools down again.
4- Use of alcohol
Apply some alcohol to the cloth. Be aware that alcohol is flammable and should not be used near gas or very hot places. Also, use it in a place with good air circulation.
Rub the surface of the glue with alcohol. By rubbing alcohol once, the glue may come off or it may be necessary to repeat this task several times.
5-Using WD-40 lubricant spray
WD-40 spray lubricant is a powerful solvent that can dissolve glue. Apply WD-40 spray on the tissue and drag the tissue over the adhesive surface. The glue can be removed by rubbing a tissue. For strong adhesives, you may find it necessary to use a dull knife or razor blade to remove the adhesive. Note that you should do this carefully so as not to damage your hands or the tile.
Avoid spraying directly on the sticker and its contact with the tile, and be sure to wear gloves.
Cover hands and surfaces that may be damaged.
WD-40 lubricant spray is a strong chemical solution. Therefore, be careful not to spray on yourself, cloth or even the damaged tiles.
You can also use kitchen degreaser instead of WD-40 lubricant spray.
Rub the area with an acetone-soaked towel or use a brush to make sure all the silicone is removed.
As the use of nail polish remover or acetone is effective for removing glue from all kinds of surfaces, it may also have a good effect in this case.
Pour some vinegar on a napkin and apply it on the glue. For this, it is necessary to first reduce the thickness of the glue poured on the tile with a spatula or a sharp object.
8-Using a cleaner
You may have to wash strong and very sticky adhesives with soap, oil and any other cleaners to remove them.
1- Mayonnaise or peanut butter may also destroy the glue.
2- To use any type of chemicals or adhesive solvent, be sure to test before use so as not to damage the surface, and be sure to wash your hands after use.
3- Be careful with your hands and surface when using sharp objects.
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