Faucet InstructionsFor the Do-It-Yourselfer 


Can I use silicone sealant under my Glacier Bay kitchen faucet instead of plumber’s putty?

Yes, in fact, the only kitchen sink materials you can use plumber’s putty on are stainless steel; enamel coated steel, cast iron and porcelain china. The oil from the plumber’s putty will not harm the finish of these sinks. Cultured marble, granite and other man made kitchen sink materials can soak up the oils and ruin their finish. The precautionary statement on Oatey plumber’s putty says; “not for use on marble, granite, limestone or plastic”. 

Silicone sealant also differs from construction-based caulking. Most construction-based sealants are more of a glue type product. You do not want to glue your Glacier Bay kitchen faucet to the sink. If you ever need to replace it for any reason, the sinks finish maybe ruined by the removal process.

Anti-microbial and anti-bacterial kitchen and bath silicone based sealants are the best choice for all your kitchen faucet installations. It resists mold and mildew growth, and cleans off easily when need be.

Dap™: Antimicrobial Kitchen and Bath Caulking




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