completely random off topic post but hoping someone can help; my bath leaks round the edge when the shower is in use, so i put a new sealing strip on it. This did not solve the problem, so i've now put silicon sealent round the sealing strip. Does anyone know how long the stuff normally takes to dry? (i.e. how long til we can use the bath again!)
It doesn't give a drying time on the tube. It's a generic mould-resistant brand from Wickes.
It doesn't! Should have a 'touch skin' in about 3 hours but may take up to a couple of days to go off. "Skin-over time (23°C or 73°F, 50% R.H.) minutes 14 Cure rate (23°C or 73°F, 50% R.H.) 1 day mm 3 3 days mm 5"
that even if thick it still forms a join between bath and wall. Using the bath the extra weight of water and bather causes the bath to sink a little- it will warm up a bit [iron/steel/ plastic.] so the seCl with come away from wall or bath or both
Remedy Clear off all previous sealing attempts Fill bath with hot water and bather[so that it is at its lowest level Mix shredded wet newspaper and PVA glue and ram it down the cavity Leave to harden[ may take a couple of days. leave water in - wrinkled bather may get out ;-} Then when hard smooth over with the silicone or while enamel paint.
The paper treatment I did more than 30 years ago and all I do now is to paint it from time to time.
Go to B&Q and ask one of the floating staff where to get strips of plastic(?) bath sealant. You'll also need a roll or two of adhesive. All instructions for fitting and using the adhesive are included with the products. The strips even come in the same colour as your bath. I did my bath and the washbasin and even if I say so myself it looks professional. Good luck.