How to Remove Silicone Glue From a Shower Wall

Man in a bathroom holding up a scraper.
  • 1-4 hours
  • Beginner
  • 30-60
What You'll Need
Expendable cloth
Putty knife
Commercial adhesive remover

If you've been looking for a way to remove silicone glue from your shower wall, your best bet is a commercial adhesive remover, preferably a remover that is specifically designed for silicone removal. After using the following steps, your shower wall will be completely glue-free.

Step 1 - Apply Your Adhesive Remover

The first step in making your shower all glue-free is to apply your adhesive remover to any silicone glue-affected areas. Certain adhesive removers will need to be sprayed, whereas others may require a manual application with a paintbrush. Once your sealer has been properly applied, allow it to set for the amount of time recommended by the manufacturer to ensure that the glue is sufficiently loosened and lifted.

TIP: Before you get applying the adhesive remover, check its safety instructions to see if you need to wear gloves while using it. If you have a history of respiratory or skin issues, you should also wear long-sleeved clothing and a face mask while you apply it.

Step 2 - Scrape the Loosened Silicone Glue

Now that your adhesive remover has been allowed to sit for the recommended amount of time, you're ready to begin removing the silicone glue from your shower wall. Carefully scrape the loose bits of glue. Once your shower wall has been completely purged of silicone glue, use water to rinse off any remaining traces of your adhesive remover.