Does the shower cubicle have to be dry before being sealed?
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Does the shower cubicle have to be dry before being sealed?

Post by Tours » Mon Jun 19, 2023 8:57 am

Hi, does the shower cubicle, base etc. always have to be dry before being sealed?

We just had a bathroom re-fit and the shower is leaking in a number of places from the cubicle. The builder is returning to re-seal the shower but insists it doesn't need to be dry before doing so.

Also, should the shower always be sealed between the shower base and the the adjacent tiled walls?

Many thanks.

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Re: Does the shower cubicle have to be dry before being sealed?

Post by stoneyboy » Tue Jun 20, 2023 8:38 pm

Hi tours,
Yes to all your questions.
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Re: Does the shower cubicle have to be dry before being sealed?

Post by Tours » Tue Jun 20, 2023 8:50 pm

Thanks for the reply.

What's the best silicone to use for this please?

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Re: Does the shower cubicle have to be dry before being sealed?

Post by stoneyboy » Wed Jun 21, 2023 9:20 pm

Hi tours,
Use a sanitary sealant which has anti mould chemicals in it. It would be nice to be able to tell you that the more expensive it is the better it will work - for any given installation there are so many variables - so no.
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Re: Does the shower cubicle have to be dry before being sealed?

Post by Tours » Thu Jun 22, 2023 1:21 pm

Thanks a lot.

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