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
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
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