Seal a floor-level shower - made easy

Required materials:

  • quick hardening mortar
  • abrasive paper
  • Primer for wet rooms
  • sealing paint
  • Brushes and rollers for primer and sealant
  • Fabric tape for sealing

Step 1

First, prepare the ground and the walls of the floor-level shower. To completely protect the masonry, the shower should be sealed over the shower head. In the first step fill in holes and minor cracks in the masonry with the mortar. Sand bumps and edges thoroughly with the sanding paper. Then clean the entire surface carefully. Dust and dirt must be completely removed, as well as grease or oil. These contaminants could reduce the adhesion of the sealant and cause subsequent water damage.

step 2

After the mortar has completely dried, you can start applying the primer. This step is important and must be done carefully. The primer ensures the same starting position on different floors by matching the absorption behavior of the substrates. So the sealant can be applied evenly everywhere and evenly dry. Apply the primer to bottlenecks with a brush, on the surfaces with a roller, then dry it for a few hours.

Seal a floor-level shower - made easy: floor-level

step 3

When the primer is completely dry, apply the first coat of the sealant. The sealant must be applied thinly and comprehensively. After processing the first layer, attach the fabric tape. This is placed in corners and edges on the still moist seal coat and lightly pressed. You should avoid creating wrinkles here in order not to create any unevenness when laying tiles later. The first layer of the sealant must now dry. So you have to apply the seal coat one more time, just as thin as the first coat of paint. As you do so, you sweep over the inserted fabric tape, creating an invisible transition. After several hours of drying, the sealing of your floor-level shower is ready.

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