Removing Silicone Using Acetone Wipes

12:55pm 22/05/20

Silicone caulk is a great tool for home improvement projects such as filling cracks in the exterior of a house or waterproofing your garden shed.

Its stickiness and gap-filling properties also make it an excellent watertight sealant.

These same properties can make it a serious pain to get off of your hands when you are done working too. The quickest way to spread caulk is often using your fingers but this can become a nuisance during large-scale projects.

Here we are going to look at the use of Acetone and MEK wipes for removing silicone from your skin.

Why Use Acetone Wipes?

One of the most common ways to remove dried silicone from your hands is by using Acetone wipes. Acetone is an organic chemical that is regularly used in nail polish removers and is able to dissolve some plastics such as acrylic nail polish, with ease. Its ability to dissolve or weaken silicone caulk is less definite.

Using Acetone Wipes to gently wet the spots on your hands covered with silicone.

MEK Wipes Explained

Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) wipes have been used for a number of years for various applications in the aviation, automotive and electronics sectors. MEK is a highly efficient and versatile solvent used for surface coatings, adhesives, printing inks, chemical intermediates, magnetic tapes and lube oil dewaxing agents plus a degreasing agent for metals.

With MEK wipes VOC emissions are reduced by around 40%, with the storage and handling of the product becoming much easier plus its in-use application. MEK wipes have become one of the most popular safe cleaning agents.

Speciality Wipes have developed a unique dispensing system that dispenses MEK wipes plus they are an UN-approved storage vessel for transport.

Get in Touch for More Information

If you would like more information about MEK and Acetone wipes from Speciality Wipes, please contact us today.