silicone caulk reacting with painted cabinets

barista9June 1, 2014

We're going to contact the cabinet manufacturer first thing tomorrow, but if anyone knows what could be tried in the interim it would be great.

I just put clear silicone caulk between the granite and the backslash, everything was fine. I also applied caulk on the joint of the panel for the refrigerator cabinet and the granite, at this place, the panel turned green/yellow after about an hour. I tried cleaning it up with hot water, the silicone came off but the discolouring stayed. Any idea what kind of reaction happened there, so I can be more prepared when talking to the manufacturer rep?

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tbo123

details ?

    Bookmark   June 3, 2014 at 11:26AM
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rwiegand

Probably a reaction between the acetic acid released by the caulk and the panel material-- what's it made of?

    Bookmark   June 3, 2014 at 3:41PM
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