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Installing a painted glass splashback

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by DJS1, 17 May 2010.

  1. DJS1

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    I installed a painted glass splashback in my kitchen about 6 months ago using silicon as recommended by the supplier. I noticed recently it had slipped down the wall by about an inch so I removed it immediately.

    On removal I realised that only small patches of the silicon had actually been compressed against the wall, the rest of it wasn't providing much support.

    I also realised the back was covered in a layer of plastic over the painted surface.

    Are you meant to remove the plastic layer and let the paint hold the silicon or did it just fail because I didn't get enough silicon in contact with both surfaces?

    Thanks for any advice.
     
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    Probably a bit of both, I use a thin bead along top and bottom edge so it's not seen from the front when fixed, also needs a fairly flat surface to stick too.
     
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