Skylights can be a frustrating source of water leaks into ceilings. Sometimes
it’s very difficult to find the actual leak – but there is a simple solution,
Selleys All Clear.
Step 1: Visually inspect the skylight for any obvious causes of the leak. Before
you get onto the roof, wear suitable footwear, set up your ladder on firm
ground, tie the ladder off to prevent tipping (gutter brackets are a good place
to tie), and extend the ladder about 1 metre past the gutter. See Kev’s Tip for
Step 2: Clean off any loose paint or dirt with a wire brush and wipe with turps
(keep turps away from plastic skylights) and seal any obvious joints and gaps
with Selleys All Clear and a caulking gun. For hairline cracks or invisible
problems, paint with Selleys All Clear Brushable. Overlap onto adjoining
surfaces. It’s quite thick, so you’ll need to brush with a little effort.
All Clear can be applied to wet surfaces, so you don’t have to wait for fine
weather to repair your leaks. It can be painted after it “skins” and is
resistant to mould and mildew.
So if you have a leaky roof, All Clear is your Life Guard!
Wear a fall-protection
harness on rooves, whenever there’s a risk of slipping, or if you are working
near an edge. Your local hire centre can give you advice to suit your situation.