DeGoop: Remove Sealants, Caulking, and Adhesives

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DeGoop Pittsburgh | Tom Brown, Inc.

No matter how skilled you might be with a caulking gun, sealants will inevitably end up on a surface where they shouldn’t be. Tapes that have to be removed often leave residue after they’ve been peeled away. How do you fix these problems in a safe and effective way? Meet DeGoop, the new sealant and adhesive remover from Tom Brown, Inc.

What is DeGoop?

It is a proprietary blend of petroleum distillates and distillates of citrus formulated to remove unwanted sealants and adhesives. This blend has been designed to offer a safe and effective solvent without exposing the user to high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). 

VOCs typically exhibit high vapor pressure at room temperature. This high pressure is the result of a low boiling point that results in large numbers of molecules that evaporate from the liquid into the surrounding air. DeGoop has a higher boiling point and boiling range (300°-356°F) and a vapor pressure of 2mm Hg at 20°C.  These properties mean it does not generate the quantity of vapors common to many clean up solvents for adhesives and sealants.

Types of Sealants and Adhesives

DeGoop is designed to work with:

  • Silicones
  • Polyurethanes
  • Polysulfides
  • Silyl terminated polymers
  • Contact adhesives
  • Tapes
  • Tar, sap, and grease

How to Use DeGoop

DeGoop can be used on freshly applied sealants, semi-cured, fully cured sealants, and adhesive or tapes residue. The following step-by-step photos show how easy DeGoop is to use.

Applying Black Structural Silicone Sealant Pittsburgh | Tom Brown, Inc.
Applying Black Structural Silicone Sealant to Insulated Glass Unit
DeGoop On Gunned Sealant Pittsburgh | Tom Brown, Inc.
Spray DeGoop onto the Gunned Sealant
Remove Bulk Unwanted Sealant Pittsburgh | Tom Brown, Inc.
Using a Blade or Squeegee, Remove Bulk Unwanted Sealant
Wiping Up Remaining Residue Pittsburgh | Tom Brown, Inc.
Wipe Up Any Remaining Residue Using a Clean Wiper
Cleaned Insulated Glass Unit Pittsburgh | Tom Brown, Inc.
Cleaned Insulated Glass Unit

Safe for Most Surfaces

DeGoop has been designed to work on most surfaces encountered in the building and construction market:

  • Metals , including painted metals
  • Glass and mirrors
  • Fiberglass and gel coat
  • Wood, including varnished and painted
  • Stone, marble, and tile
  • Countertops including Formica® and Corian®
  • Fabrics
  • Most plastics

It is available in quart spray bottles, 5 gallon pails, and 55 gallon drums. Contact Tom Brown, Inc. to learn more about DeGoop and to get a technical data and a safety data sheet.

Rick Alexander

About the Author

Rick Alexander is the National Sales Manager for Tom Brown, Inc. His early experience was in R&D, product management, and sales management for both Main Tape and Adhesives Research, Inc. Rick brings over 40 years of pressure-sensitive tape experience and Tom Brown’s world class converting capabilities to help solve customer bonding, assembly, and sealing challenges.