Choosing the Right Bathroom Sealant
There is a large selection of sealants available to seal gaps in your bathroom such as around baths, showers and sinks. With so much choice, it is important to select the right product for the task at hand.
This task is easy when you know what you’re doing but it takes practice! Use this guide to help you apply bathroom sealants professionally for a perfect finish.
The Best Way to Seal a Bath or Shower
Before beginning with the bath silicone sealant, you need to make sure that the surfaces you will be applying the product, are clean, grease-free and dry. If there are any large gaps, you may want to fill these with materials to save wasting the solution. Newspaper can be great for this, as you can fold sheets lengthways and repeat until the gaps are filled up to ½ cm below the surface.
To ensure you get a perfect smooth finish, use masking tape to protect the surrounding areas or tiles but make sure to remove this before the shower sealant dries. You may also want to protect the floor as spilt sealant can be very difficult to remove. To use the cartridge, use a cartridge cutter, fix on the nozzle and cut off the end at a clean angle in accordance with the instructions. You do not want the hole to be too big or too much will be released, and the application will be very messy.
Place the cartridge into your caulk/silicone gun and tilt at a 45-degree angle to the bath seal and ensure you can see what you are doing. When pressure is applied to the trigger, the tube will be pushed from the end, allowing the sealant to be released. You will want to do this slowly and continuously to produce a steady stream and prevent uneven application.
When you are finished, use a finishing tool or if without, a wet finger to smooth all the way down the line. Soapy water works best, and some people use this in a spray bottle at the end of the process.
Types of Silicone Sealant We Offer
We recommend using bathroom sealants that are specifically designed for that purpose. This is because they are waterproof, long-lasting and include anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which will help to prevent mould. The best ones are highly elastic and easy to use.