What’s the best silicone sealant for baths, showers & wet rooms
Having the best silicone sealant can depend on the type of room your in and the atmosphere. If the sealant is under the water, this can only mean that there is only one type of silicone is best for this. There are some cheap and nasty silicone sealants that sell because it mentions on the label the job it does. When silicone goes wrong, all the questions come up about what exactly it was used for and then, all the excuses start coming out, which is also imprinted on the small print and the terms and conditions off use. Just below Martin Smith an experience emergency plumber and an ex bathroom fitter, we give you the common questions and all the pros and cons.
10 questions related to the best silicone sealant
- What is the best silicone sealant for my shower, bath, kitchen?
- What is the guarantee on silicone sealant?
- How long is it best to leave silicone sealant to dry?
- Best silicone remover?
- Best Colour Silicone Sealant?
- What’s the best silicone sealant that can dry under water?
- Where is the best place to buy silicone sealant?
- What is the best price I can pay for silicone?
- Best way to keep silicone clean from soap and mould?
- What is the best way to silicone around the bath?
- Best temperature to use silicone sealant?
- Which is best, silicone or no nails?
What is the best silicone sealant for my shower, bath, kitchen
There are a few sealants that may be regarded as the best silicone sealant, but if your looking for a particular shower silicone, then Martin Smith would personally go for the Unibond Shower Silicone, the silicone that has a 35-year guarantee attached to it. If the silicone was to be submerged in water then the best silicone sealant would be plumbers gold silicone, made by Ever Build.
What is the guarantee on silicone sealant
The guarantee on silicone sealant can all be different, depending on which silicone you buy. The best silicone sealant in the picture has a 35-year guarantee. Ever build Plumbers gold is guaranteed for 10 years. Mapei Silicone Sealant say they have lifetime guarantee, however it is also reported at having 25-years. Well trying to find the cheapest silicone sealant, I found that there was no guarantee attached, meaning it would have to meet the minimum of 12-months.
How long is it best to leave silicone sealant to dry
There are silicones that can take an hour to dry, however, if your looking for quality, then expect to wait 24 to 36-hours depending on the temperature of what the room is. If the room is cold, then the setting time would be 36-hours. If the room is warm, then the setting times would be 24-hours.
Best silicone remover I can use
Each silicone has it’s own mix, if your wanting to take out Unibond, then you require a Unibond silicone remover. The best silicone remover doesn’t mean it can move any sealant, it means it’s the best silicone remover for the type of silicone it is made by. The best tip would be, contact the manufactures to find out what silicone sealant you would require, but if you don’t know what silicone you have, then you may need to try a few different ways to get the silicone out. Best hint is to cut as much away as possible and try a few different nail varnish removers. Buy a couple of silicone removers and try each one.
List of silicone sealant removers
- Nail Varnish.
- Ideal Sealants.
- HG Hagesan.
- Den Braven Zwalux.
- Einszett (Proffesional Range).
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What is the Best Colour Silicone Sealant
The best colour silicone sealant is the Mapei silicone with a range of 27 colours and possibly comes with a lifetime guarantee. The Mapei silicone is normally used with luxury and colourful bathrooms.
What’s the best silicone sealant that can dry under water
The best silicone sealant that can dry under water would go to the plumbers gold made by EverBuild.
Where is the best place to buy silicone sealant
The easiest place to buy silicone is online. Also other place to look is BQ for Unibond and your local plumbers merchant for other silicones.
What is the best price I can pay for silicone
The cheapest does not mean the best. It all depends on what you are using it for. If your just looking to stick stuff together, then you may as well just pay out for the cheapest. If your looking for quality, then it is out of plumbers gold (Ever Build) or Unibond. Mapei has some qualities, but I believe it may not guarantee discolouring, however I would personally use it myself.
Best way to keep silicone clean from soap and mould
The best way to get rid of dirt, grime and other products that causes the silicone to turn mouldy is to use disinfectant. It is very important to follow the ‘how to use instructions’ before you just go ahead and poor the disinfectant straight on to the tiles. The best option would be to start weak and work on stronger to get your silicone clean and free from mould. If the silicone has already started to mould, then the only option here is to cut out the mould and replace the silicone with new silicone as there is no products out there that can cure mould. If you are cleaning the silicone and tiles on a regular basis, you can buy a tile and bathroom cleaner that will do the job, so that you will have no worries for the future and enjoy the guarantee of what ever the best silicone sealant is.
What is the best way to silicone around the bath
The best way to silicone around the bath is, plenty of practice. If you have no skill at this, then it is best to call a plumber or someone who is a bit more of an expert, however if your planning to attempt this yourself, then it may be a good idea to buy some sticky tap and as long as the bath is tight to the tiles surrounding the bath, then tap the tiles about 5-mm above the bath and 5-mm from the tiles on the bath. Step 2 is to cut the silicone nozzle so that there is a 5-mm opening and on a 45° angle. Silicone around the bath making sure there’s about a 1-mm gap visible between the tape and the silicone. Make sure you place your finger over the silicone within an estimated time of 30-seconds. The quicker you place your finger over the silicone the better the finish. As soon as the silicone sealant is on the bath, the silicone will start to build a skin. Before you use your finger, it is very important to wet your finger, You can then begin to gently push the silicone into the corner. Remember the bigger the gap the wider the silicone.
Best temperature to use silicone sealant
The best temperature to silicone the bathroom is at 18° so that it is not too cold, which will take the silicone longer to dry, but also not too warm, so that a skin can build on the silicone before you wipe it.
Which is best, silicone or no nails
No nails sealant does stick to materials, but does not have any flexibility in it. Silicone has flexibility, so that if there is any movement, the silicone will still set and stick. A little hint with silicone is that, if your sticking a tile upside down, you can put a circle of silicone on and stick it on the ceiling without it coming away, as long as there is enough silicone on, but not too much. How this works is, when you place the tile and push gently or hard, the air within the silicone will push away. When the weight of the tile or object is trying to come away, the silicone will stretch, but because there is no air able to get into the silicone, there will become a suction. This will allow the silicone to dry and set, so that you have a strong bonding, this also include vertical walls.
Looking for a general or an emergency plumber to silicone the bathroom using the best silicone sealant
If your looking for a general or emergency plumber to come and silicone the bathroom using the best silicone sealant, but don’t know where to look, then feel free to give Martin Smith a call, who will recommend a plumbing engineer to your property, whether your looking for a local emergency plumber Bury or anywhere else in the UK, then Martin Smith can help by calling the number above. If your a plumber wanting to come on our database of engineers, then send us an email to email@example.com