Step-by-Step Guide to Silicone Seal Your Bath
Posted on 2nd May 2023 at 16:20
When it comes to maintaining your home, ensuring that your bathtub is properly sealed is essential. A well-sealed bathtub prevents water damage and protects against mold and mildew growth. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps involved in silicone sealing your bath.
Before beginning, you will need to gather the following materials:
Masking tape (optional)
Latex gloves (optional)
Begin by removing any old caulk or sealant using your Stanley Knife. Being careful not to scratch the surface of the bathtub.
Clean the surface of the bathtub thoroughly with your alcohol wipes, this will remove any left over parts of silicone. Make sure the surface is completely dry before moving on to the next step.
This step is optional but if it is your first time this could help with a neater finish. Use masking tape to mask off areas around the bathtub that you do not want to get sealant on.
Check the surface for any cracks or gaps that need to be filled before applying silicone.
Load the silicone tube into the gun.
Cut your nozzle at a 45 degree angle, cutting further down the nozzle will acheive a thicker silicone bead.
Begin at one end of the bathtub and apply a thin, continuous bead of silicone along the joint between the bathtub and the wall.
Use your Silicone smoothing tool to glide over the sealant for a nice smooth finish.
Be sure to work quickly, as silicone sealant begins to cure within minutes.
Once you have applied the silicone, remove any masking tape if you used any and an alcohol wipe or paper towel to clean up any smudges or excess sealant.
Allow the sealant to dry for at least 24 hours before using the bathtub.
Sealing your bathtub with silicone is an important task that can help prevent water damage and mold growth. By following the steps in this guide, you can achieve a professional-looking seal that will protect your bathtub for years to come. Remember to work quickly, use the right tools, and allow the sealant to dry and cure completely before using the bathtub. With a little bit of practice, you can become an expert at sealing your bathtub.
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