A very common repair job is to replace the silicone seal between the bath and
the tiled wall. This seal may develop leaks or become cloudy, discoloured and
grubby. Leaks in this area can cause major damage to your house, such as rot.
Itís an easy job, so why put up with a leaky, ugly seal?
Selleys Wet Area Silicone is a specially designed sealant for use in bathrooms
where a joint is going to get wet but without being immersed in water. A great
advantage of this product over others is the inbuilt mould inhibitor.
Step 1: Prepare to repair the gap between the bath and the tiles. Remove the old
silicone with a blade and soften stubborn sealant with turps. Use Metho to
ensure all surfaces are squeaky clean.
Step 2: To ensure a clean professional finish itís best to mask either side of
the gap with masking tape allowing a couple of millimetres of both bath and
tiles to be exposed for the sealant to adhere to. Take your time to get your
tape dead straight.
Step 3: Apply the Selleys Wet Area Silicone by pushing the tube nozzle forward,
allowing ample sealant to be pushed well into the gap. When the run is complete
use a wet finger and smooth and press the sealant into the gap, leaving a smooth
cove finish with any excess spread onto the masking tape.
Step 4: Before the sealant gets a Ďskiní, carefully remove the masking tape and
the job is done.
Remember that in other
corners of your bathroom use Selleys No More
Gaps Bathroom instead as it is paintable unlike Wet Area Silicone (which is not
Selleys Wet Area Silicone and all other Selleys products are available at all
good hardware stores.