Replacing the sealant around your bath provides a great way to ensure your bathroom is kept looking fresh, and is also ideal for banishing unsightly mould too. Re-sealing around your bath is a lot easier than you may think, so instead of paying a professional to carry out the work here’s a guide to doing it yourself.
- Sealant remover
- Cartridge gun.
Step 1 – The first thing to do is to apply sealant softener, and then leave it to dry for approximately 10-15 minutes. Using a plastic scraper, making sure you don’t damage the bath, remove the sealant and then scrub the area using a bathroom cleaner and leave to dry.
Step 2 – To prevent the sealant from cracking when you use the bath later make sure to fill the bath with water before applying the new sealant. Take the cartridge gun and insert the sealant cartridge into it, then cut off the nozzle at the end, make sure it is cut to the same size as the gap that is going to be filled with sealant.
Whilst sat on the edge of your bath, press the trigger on the cartridge gun and in one smooth movement simply apply the sealant into the gap ensuring that you don’t fill it too much. When you have finished applying the sealant it can then be smoothed with a tool that has a round edge, ensure that it’s wet first for easier smoothing. To help the sealant shed water make sure the sealant is shaped at an angle.
Step 3 – Finally, use white spirit to remove any excess sealant before it has dried. The sealant needs to be completely dried before you can enjoy a relaxing soak in your bath, make sure to check the guidelines / instructions on the sealant to see how long it takes to dry out.