Properly seal the bathtub - That's how it works

What materials do you need to seal the joints?

  • Cuttermesser
  • Alcohol or alcohol
  • Jointing silicone with grout gun
  • joint filler
  • Vinegar-water solution
  • towels

That's how it's done:

First, the underground is prepared. Is still old silicone in the joints, so this must be removed completely. The old silicone is cut with the cutter from above and from the side and can then be easily pulled out. Smaller silicone residues can be rubbed off carefully with alcohol or alcohol and a soft cloth. However, it must be noted that the coating of the bathtub is not damaged. Then the joint is cleaned and must dry completely.

The silicone cartridge is placed in the grout gun according to the manufacturer's instructions. Now the silicone can be injected into the joint. This should only happen in small sections as it hardens quite quickly and has to be smoothed out. For this the joint filler is used. Depending on the position of the joint, a wide or narrow joint is an advantage. Between the bath and the wall, a stronger joint width should be chosen to create a safe transition. Beneath the edge of the tub and where the bathtub borders a tile, a narrow gap can provide an unobtrusive transition.

With the help of the spatula, the silicone is smoothed, the silicone, which was scraped, can not be used. After all joints have been filled with silicone, the last imperfections are removed with the help of the water-vinegar solution and a finger. Even fine work and smoothing in inaccessible places can be done so easily and precisely.

The silicone now needs a longer drying time of a few hours, in which it should not be touched. Light touches can already cause deformations and dents which can not be removed later. So fast and easy a bathtub is sealed!

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