Find out how UV protection makes silicone caulk an acceptable adhesive for outdoor uses. Learn how to use silicone caulk as a adhesive for outdoor projects.
LESLIE: Mario in Rhode Island listens to The Money Pit on WPRO. What can we do for you today?
MARIO: OK, I want to … I have a vase; cemetery flower vase on a stone.
MARIO: And it’s getting wobbly and I want to put silicone in it to see that it doesn’t come apart.
MARIO: I wonder what kind of silicone would you suggest that would be really appropriate for that kind of job?
TOM: So basically, you want to use this as an adhesive to kind of seal it down?
MARIO: That’s right.
LESLIE: And it’s got to weather-proof since it’s going to be outside all the time.
MARIO: That’s correct.
TOM: Yeah, I would use an exterior silicone caulk. It’s going to have UV protection in it which is going to stop the sun from deteriorating it. And if you use that kind of a product, it’s going to last you, probably, at least five years. It’s very similar to the silicone that you use for bathroom caulking; except that it has a UV additive so that it fights the effects of the sun deteriorating it.
Mario, thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.