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Use caulk or plumbers putty to set a stainless steel kitchen sink on Formica?

Use caulk or plumbers putty to set a stainless steel kitchen sink on Formica?

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Posted 2013-09-16T22:52:07+0000  by Philo Philo
 

You can use either one.  If you go with caulk, use a 100% silicone.

Posted 2013-09-16T23:16:30+0000  by Adam444

Silicone caulk is kind of messy to work with. If you get the caulk on surfaces where you don't want it, it is difficult to remove the excess witout leaving a shiney residue. When you drop the sink onto the bead of caulk, it tends to ouze out. You can dry fit the sink first, put painter's blue tape around the perimeter, remove the sink, apply the caulk and then drop the sink in again. If caulk ouzes out, the residue is only on the tape, not the laminate.

 

Personally, I use acrylic kitchen and bath caulk. Works just as well and the residue can be simply wiped away with a damp cloth.

Posted 2013-09-17T04:32:01+0000  by ordjen
 
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