Ranking The Best Silicone Sealant Finishing Tools
The right finishing tools for silicone sealant can make window fitting a more easy job. A finishing tool with the right durability can serve the function you need it for - for the smooth easy job of sealing joints and surfaces for the use of sealing silicone seals for windows, doors, baths, shower units, mirrors, ceramic tile and expansion joints, helping to always leave your seal aesthetically pleasing.
If you are looking for the best silicone sealant finishing tools then there are some now that come in various packages and with several different edges and attachments, to help make the world of sealing a lot easier for you. A glazier needs to have the complete set of silicone caulking tools in their collection, so they can tackle any types of sealing scenarios at all different angles too.
To help you out with some of the best silicone sealant finishing tools around we have gathered this guide together to list some of the best silicone sealant tools that GGR glass has to offer for all your sealing needs, so keep reading for more.
What is a Silicone Sealant Finishing Tool?
A silicone sealant finishing tool is sometimes referred to as a caulking tool, and often used to smooth down sealant to create that smooth and professional edge. Creating that smooth seal is what silicone sealant tools are known best for, allowing a smooth edge to be created around windows, doors, toilets, taps, baths, basins and sinks - particularly beneficial when grouting needs to be waterproof.
Sealant tools come in a range of sizes and with different angles to create that smooth finish, whatever angle you need to create a smooth and clean looking seal.
Pack of 4 Sealant Finishing Tools
Four different shapes of sealant finishing tools all in one handy tool set. Each finishing tool in this set measures approximately 40x40mm and the different shapes allow for a professional finish off different edges. With 2-6mm sealant edges which are ideal for the use of all standard joints without pressure, for example for windows, wash basins and mirrors.
Plastic Sealant Finisher Block
A plastic sealant finishing block features two right angles, an obtuse angle and an acute angle for the perfect mastic sealant joint no matter what angle you need to seal, every time. This tool is made from non-stick plastic and is the must-have tool in any glazier’s toolbox and weighs a small amount of 40g and is 85x75mm.
Angular Sealant Finisher
This angular sealant finishing tool is a lightweight, flexible tool for easy finishing of sealant joint surfaces, this tool is 85x90mm and is a flexible and versatile tool, weighing in at only 40g this angled sealing tool is made from non-stick plastic to create millimetre perfect mastic sealant joints every time.
Sealant Jointing Tool
This handled sealant joint tool creates flush sealant joints and tidy lines with this straight edged tool. This firm tool is firm enough to do the job of sealing well, but will not cause any harm or mark the glass. The lightweight handle can be mounted onto a pole for the finishing horizontal and vertical joints in hard-to-reach places too. This clever tool is a must have for any glazier’s toolbox.
Benefits of These Sealant Tools
There are many benefits to these handy tools including ergonomically designed handles for comfortability and ease of use. Caulking tools come with different edges and can glide forward and pull backwards with ease. The material of the finishing tool is made from a durable strong material, able to withstand years of use if looked after properly and easily cleanable too.
Downsides to Sealant Tools
Tools often do not come with instructions so not suitable for beginners, only for experienced glaziers who know what they are doing and how to use a tool such as these. Inexperienced glazers will also not know what to look for when purchasing so might not get the right tool unless they do their research properly.
Are Caulking Tools Necessary?
Yes, caulking tools are necessary if you want to achieve a professional-looking finish to your work. Caulking tools are designed to make it easier for you to execute sealant with precision.
The silicone finishing tools that come with a handle allow you to apply more pressure to make the caulk even and they can prevent damage to the surface of the sealant, making sure it lasts for the full duration of its intended lifespan. The incorrect tools can damage the sealant, for example, if a tool is too sharp.
Not only can sealant tools also be used to create a smooth seal, but they can also be used as a caulk removal tool too. It can be used with a silicone remover as the most effective way for removing silicone sealant, although you can use a finishing on its own for this job, using both is ideal and will be the easiest and most effective method.
Silicone sealant will inevitably have to be removed from time to time due to the sealant becoming old, discoloured or mould and can be taken off with ease once you know how.
Things to Remember
A range of sealant tools is always handy to have in your kit for different jobs. The more tools one has, of course, the more expensive your tool kit will become. To make the most of the tools you go for, opt for quality ones so they last you - this will be an investment worth making.
Sealant Tool Alternatives
Need a sealant tool for a one-off time and don’t want to fork out for a tool that you will not use that often and don’t want to waste the tool or your money? There are some sealant tool alternatives that you can use instead of a legitimate tool that works just as well, including your finger! Make sure you check out our blog on homemade sealant finishing tools to learn some more tool alternatives and learn the correct techniques to not mess up your sealant and get clean caulking lines and not get sealant all over your finger.