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Sealant for external doors / garage doors

Discussion in 'Building' started by garmcqui, 25 Jan 2019.

  1. garmcqui

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    Hi all,

    Just wondering what kind of sealant is best to use for around external doors, particularly garage doors. Mine needs replacing, as per photos.

    Thanks!
     

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    External framing sealant, available in many colours
     
  4. ' External framing sealant ' - think they were asking what that means
    i.e. which sort is that ?
     
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    It means it's sealant that is designed to be used used externally
     
  6. 'It means it's sealant that is designed to be used used externally ' - there are many different types of external sealants for sealing between different materials. This one looks like a joint between a painted timber door frame and brickwork. Polysulphide used to be popular for sealing to masonry but I think high polymer sealants might have taken over now as the more modern version.
     
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    Not silicone.

    Acrylic mastic, polysulphide or the more modern polymer- all of which can be painted over.
     
  8. garmcqui

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    Thanks all.

    Does the old stuff need to be completely scraped out?
     
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