Alternatives to sealant

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Sealant around my bath always goes mouldy after a few months, even the expensive stuff.

Is their any good looking alternative, which doesnt look cheap and tacky.
 
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Don’t know what “expensive stuff” you’ve used but you’re almost certainly using the wrong product; additionally you’ll have problems if there is excessive movement between the bath & the tiles, no forced or natural ventilation in the bathroom or, no offence meant, you never clean it down; or perhaps all of the above!

If you use a good quality, low modulus, sanitary grade silicone & follow some simple rules, the bead should stay in place & last for several years before it needs re-sealing; stick on PVC beading around the bath (or anywhere for that matter!) will always look cack & will also be a breeding ground for far more mould spores & other nasties than a decent silicone bead.
 
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the trims are horrible that go around the baths a terrible way to hide bad silicone, get the lot out and start again with decent tpye, dont go bee and queue for a start dow stuff cant go wrong.

and on your monthly hair wash give it a clean down.



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It doesn't matter how good the silicone is; if you don't use it correctly it will ALWAYS hold small amounts of water and WILL go black. A properly applied cheap silicone will way out-perform poorly applied top notch product like dow corning. The idea is to get as smooth a finish as possible.... you got ridges in your silicone? - you'll get black. You've got lifted edges to your silicone where you removed the masking tape and didn't go over it again with your finger? - you'll get black. You've got pockets in your silicone where you haven't used enough? - you'll get black.
Even if you use the best silicone and apply it perfectly, if you have water running over it you'll eventually get small areas of black appearing - it's a given.
This aside; what is for sure though, is that ANY plastic moulding/strip that is fitted around the tile/bath joint is substandard on every level when compared to a decent silicone seal.
Tips for how to apply silicone here http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=72231
 
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Hope you don't mind me picking up on this thread.

I've recently resealed the bath with a silicon seal but immediately i stood to have a shower 3 days later the bath creaked slightly (I'm not that heavy) and the seal gave way from the bath.

Any advice?
 

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