Caulk, Caulking Compound, Joint Compound,
Silicone Sealant Spot & Stain Removal
from Carpets and Rugs
- Caulk can be latex, silicone, asphalt or mixtures.
- Caulk can be clear, white, black, gray and other colors.
- For all caulking compounds, first scrape up as much as possible.
- For latex caulk, blot with Saf-T-Solv™ then acetone.
- If severe, apply diluted TLS® 2000 and extract.
- If residential, Brown Out® flush the area.
- Silicone and silicone/latex caulks are much more difficult to remove, because the silicone polymerizes by reacting with moisture in the air.
- Asphalt caulk is an even bigger problem because of the severe staining that may occur.
- To successfully remove silicone sealant or caulk, you must begin your procedure before the silicone dries to a solid!
- Once dry, silicone sealant cannot be removed without carpet damage.
- Scrape away excess contamination.
- Apply Power-Gel liberally to spot.
- Gently, but thoroughly, agitate spot to emulsify silicone.
- Rinse thoroughly using hot water extraction.
- To prevent wicking, heavily sprinkle Stain Blotter on area to absorb any material that wicks up.
- The customer can vacuum up the Stain Blotter the next day.
- If the spot or stain cannot be successfully removed, remove the affected area with the cookie cutter.