Remove a counter top that has been siliconed down?

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  • Bijous Bijous on Dec 15, 2017
    You may need to have this professionally removed, if you want to save the cabinets.

  • William William on Dec 15, 2017
    Usually stone counter tops are siliconed down. Best way is to find an area that has a slight gap and run the edge of a sharpened putty knife and wiggle it to "cut" the silicone seal. Gently pry the counter up and insert some thin wood as wedges as you go along.

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 15, 2017
    I would first use a box cutter to cut along the countertop where the silicon meets it, then use a metal putty knife to break the seal, and can also use a heat gun to soften, or get some silicon caulk remover.

  • Jan218632 Jan218632 on Dec 16, 2017
    Breaking the seal is the key. Start from the outside in and work slowly and steadily. Don’t try to rush or take a short cut you could end up with broken cabinets