To guarantee the watertightness and to avoid infiltrations in our shower, the silicone joints are essential. If ours are a little blackened or damaged, no hesitation: we must change them! A quick and practical guide to replacing shower seals in 3 steps.
First step: remove the old seal
Before replacing the gasket of a shower, make a new place and remove the old one. The maneuver is quite simple:
- With a cutter, cut the edges of the joint.
- Using a flat screwdriver slid and raised in several places under the seal, we will come take off.
- One can also pull on one end of the seal to help take off.
To note: if the seal does not come off easily or if all the silicone does not go out, we can use a product of dissolution of joints or acetone (by protecting yourself well).
Second step: deep clean
If we want ask our new seal on healthy bases, it is important to clean the surface that will welcome it.
Again, this step is quite simple: equipped with household gloves, we will smear the surface to be cleaned in the bleach shower (or alcohol to burn), before rubbing gently with the scraper a sponge.
Let it work for a quarter of an hour before rinsing with warm water, then wait until it dries.
Last step: install the new seal
To do this, we can use either a classic seal gun in which we will place a silicone cartridge, a silicone cartridge only to apply manually without a gun. Once the tip of the cartridge cut, place the pose!
For a clean and neat work, we can only advise to apply the silicone gently and all at once, without stopping or going back.
For smooth the joint, we use a spatula for joints without too much support otherwise the seal may spread in the shower.
The exposure time is half a day.