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Old July 10th 07, 09:00 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Can anyone recommend a good shower sealant? Long lasting & preferably
one that will not get mouldy.

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neil leslie wrote:
Can anyone recommend a good shower sealant? Long lasting & preferably
one that will not get mouldy.

Thanks

The mouldy bit is the rub. Whoever produces that will clean up! :-)
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neil leslie wrote:
Can anyone recommend a good shower sealant? Long lasting & preferably one
that will not get mouldy.

Thanks

The mouldy bit is the rub. Whoever produces that will clean up! :-)


Make sure it smells strongly of acetic acid and divide the "guaranteed years
mould free" printed on the tubes by 5-7 to get real years, "5 years
guaranteed" means 1, "35 years" means 5 (if you're lucky). Bit like water
proofing on watches 10m - you can go out in a shower, 50m - swim, 100m -
swim and dive, 200m snorkelling


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"neil leslie" wrote

Can anyone recommend a good shower sealant? Long lasting & preferably one
that will not get mouldy.

A lot will depend on how well ventilated the shower is, how well cared for
and how often it is cleaned
FWIW I was recommended Dow Corning 785 (just bought another cartridge
yesterday for downstairs bog).
Used this in our bathroom and looks as good as when it was applied 3 years
ago.
All major merchants appear to stock it along with their own brand stuff (785
cost me 4.27 for one tube).
Read this morning that there is a promotion on and tubes should be available
with 20% extra free. Didn't see any of these on the shelves though.

Phil


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On 10 Jul, 09:17, Broadback wrote:
neil leslie wrote:
Can anyone recommend a good shower sealant? Long lasting & preferably
one that will not get mouldy.


Thanks


The mouldy bit is the rub. Whoever produces that will clean up! :-)


That's the best way to prevent mold, keep it clean. That's far easier
if the sealant is smooth. I've found the plastic finishing trowel
things well worth it for this. They leave a nice smooth profile that
beats a wet finger anytime. Avoid any low spots where water can gather
and it helps to wipe the shower down after use. That also helps avoid
scale marks in a hard water area.

John

 




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