Mar 30, 2017 5:52 pm
My husband and I have recently bought our first house with the plan to slowly do some renos. We are very knew to the DIY scene.
We have just removed the old sealant from our shower. The existing work was quite rough, we found a few layers of poorly done silicone and even grout in the joint between wall and floor tiles. My question is weather we have disrupted the waterproofing while removing the old sealant. And if we have is it a big job to fix? I've attached a photo. Thank you in advance to anyone with kind offers of advice
Re: Shower Sealing3
Apr 10, 2017 9:06 pm
Rinse the grout with water and wipe. Allow the rinsed grout to dry before applying seal. Use a good quality sanitary silicone sealant. The one which matches the stone type.
Preparation of sealant is a very important aspect.
Apply the sealant carefully following the instructions on the label (manufacturers)
Re: Shower Sealing4
Apr 11, 2017 6:03 pm
Shower repair centre (or similar in Qld) and pay the $$ it is worth it... Seen this 100 of times and 100s of half baked jobs. They will tell you it can or cant be fixed and will either inject a grout and fix or fix it properly.
if it isn't fixed properly consider this - new skirtings, new carpet or at least dried, new underlay, paint, resealing and new tiling to fix it in the first place. This results in new tapware - Typically ends up being a new bathroom. $500-$1000 to fix or ^^^^^
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