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Too much silicone sealant around bath?

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by LordBile, 30 Mar 2015.

  1. LordBile

    LordBile

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    Hi there,

    I'm replacing the silicone caulk around the edge of our bath. When I removed the sealant I expected a relatively modestly sized strip to come away, but instead I found that whoever fitted the bathroom had injected a larger amount to fill a gap between the tiles and the bath, measuring maybe 5mm back and 5mm down. Doesn't look it from the photo below, but it does extend back and down a bit. It was quite a job removing all this, most of it didn't come away cleanly.

    To make the job easier for myself in the future, I thought it might be worth filling in much of this gap with another, more permanent material so that I can place the sealant on top of it, the idea being there would be far less volume of sealant to hack out.

    Is this advisable? Is there a reason why they injected this amount of sealant? And what might I put in there to fill some of the gap? Sorry if this is obvious, I'm what you might call a reluctant DIY-er. Thanks :)

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  2. TeaTime

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    Why not use something like a PVC edge lip, one that will cover the gap and look nice. It will give a decent finish and you can run a thin bead of sealant top and bottom?
     
  3. nerox

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    Raise the bath a couple of mm?
     
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