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Sealant Calculator

Sealant Calculator

If you need to find out how much silicone sealant you need, or even any types of similar sealing material, this joint sealant calculator is for you. This tool also works as a caulking calculator since caulking is very much the same as sealants. But we’ll talk more about that later.

In this calculator, you will learn the following:

  • What sealant is;
  • What is a sealant for;
  • The difference between sealant and caulk;
  • How to use our sealant calculator; and
  • How to determine how much sealant you need.

How to use this silicone sealant calculator

To use this silicone sealant calculator, follow these simple steps:

  1. Enter the total length of the gap that needs sealing. It could be a result of the summation of straight measurements like the perimeter of a glass window or the joints of an aquarium, or it could be a curved distance measured using a flexible rule or a measuring tape.
  2. Input your desired width and depth of sealant to apply to that total length. Upon doing so, our calculator will display the volume of sealant you will need for this distance.
  3. If you already know the volume you need to fill or seal, skip steps 1 and 2 and enter the volume in the Volume needed parameter.
  4. Type in your expected wastage percentage during your sealant application. This volume adjustment will determine how much silicone sealant you need to buy. If you’ve mastered the art of applying sealants, you can enter as little as 0% for your wastage percentage.
  5. Select the package size available to you or the size you’re comfortable using. Applying sealants needs some level of precision, and using larger tubes can hamper your sealant gun control.
  6. If your preferred package size is not in our options, choose Enter custom tube volume as the package size, and our tool will allow entry of values for the Tube volume variable. After that, our silicone sealant calculator will show how many of those sealant packages you’ll need for your project.
  7. You can also enter the price per piece of your selected package size to estimate the total cost of the sealant you’ll need.

Please keep reading to learn how our silicone sealant calculator does its calculations so that you can do it yourself too!

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