HOW TO SILICONE SEAL A BATH – NEW INSTALL – Plumbing Tips

Posted by in Plumber Talk, on May 4, 2017


This video shows you how to successfully re-seal of newly seal your bath using silicone seal. We show you how to prepare the bath and wall and how to smooth out your silicone seal perfectly.

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Hold tight and welcome to today’s plumberparts.co.uk video. Today this is a very very simple video if you do one thing. We’re gonna show you today how to silicone a bath after it’s been installed where the tile is butting down on to the side of the bath like that. That’s pretty much how you usually want them. A lot of the time if the tiler came in first it will be up like that. I mean it’s not a big deal. That’s why siliconing is so important though because it’s the finish of the job it closes seals and it makes the side of the bath watertight. So, let’s have a go at doing that now, this shouldn’t be too hard, you should find it quite easy. If you have any questions or anything like that at the end of the video, just let us know. So, let’s go.
Here is the beautiful bath in question. Now we are going to silicone around there and then back up and around this little piece here. The best thing we could do first, if we do anything else, is close that plug hole, turn these two taps on, and actually fill the bath about, so high. So then the bath is actually in the position it would be when it’s full of water, and it’s stretched these joints along here, so our silicone will go in. When the bath is empty, it will rise back up and fully seal properly. So let’s do that now. (tap running) Obviously make sure that all your surfaces are clean, make sure there’s no dust, any old silicone, or anything like that, before you actually put the silicone on. We’re gonna wait for this to fill up to about half full and then I’ll show you how to apply the silicone and then smooth it off so it looks absolutely amazing. Anyway I think it looks amazing but anyway let’s go. Hold tight. Alright so now the bath water is up to this level. We can now run our first bead of silicone along here. Then you need about of these, use as much as you can. And, as ever, invest in a nice little former. This has got loads of different little angles on it and stuff like that. I don’t know which one I’m gonna go for today but I’m gonna go for one of them obviously. We’ll see how we go, and just smooth it off, use this to rub off all the time. Just take your time, smoothing it off, okay? So as you can see I’m left with a smaller sort of other bead, so I usually like to select a slightly larger former, and just clean that all up. Just go and run along doing that. Til everything’s done. Alright so once you’re done with that you’ve smoothed everything out. We’ve got a beautiful nice seal around there now and after about hours of curing, the shower should be safe to use.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s plumberparts.co.uk video and that you especially got that tip about filling up the bath half full before you do any siliconing. Because that is really really important. If you have any more questions or you need any more help or you think we’ve missed anything out, as ever, tell us on this video or you can tweet us, facebook us, or go to our website at plumberparts.co.uk As ever, follow us on twitter and facebook and subscribe to our videos. Hold tight! – Plumberparts.co.uk Honest reviews and advice.

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