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How to Seal a Shower Tray the Right Way

We've all had that experience: noticing a small puddle outside your shower or noticing wetness in areas it shouldn't. Sealing your shower tray not only eliminates undesired leaks but also keeps your bathroom clean and healthy.

It might appear difficult if you’ve never done it before, but with the right products and a little guidance, it's a task you can complete with ease.

1. Gather Your Equipment

Make sure you have all of the necessary materials before you begin. You will require:

A high-quality sealant - DIY Refurb offers a wide range of outstanding sealants that guarantee consistent results. Our silicone sealants for shower trays are widely recommended by our customers due to their remarkable water resistance and longevity.

  • A pistol for applying sealant
  • Tape for masking
  • A spatula or a smoothing tool
  • A clean cloth and mineral spirit or your preferred cleanser

 

 

2. Set up the Area

Clean the shower tray and surrounding area first, then remove any old sealant residue. A clean surface promotes adhesion, which prevents subsequent leaks.

3. Put on the Masking Tape

This step is all about accuracy. To achieve a neat and straight line, place masking tape above and below where you wish to apply the sealant.

4. Load and apply your sealant gun

Insert your preferred sealant (we recommend silicone sealants for this work) into the gun. Make a 45-degree cut in the nozzle to fit the breadth of the gap you're sealing. Smoothly and steadily apply the sealant along the gap between the wall and the shower tray.

5. Make it Smooth

To even out the sealant, use a spatula or a smoothing instrument to glide over it. This not only ensures a more professional finish, but it also reinforces the relationship.

6. Take off the Masking Tape

Pull the masking tape away gently to reveal a perfectly straight and pleasing seal.

7. Allow it to Dry

Patience is essential here, and follow the drying time recommendations on the sealant. To ensure its effectiveness, it must be appropriately adjusted to suit your bathroom’s needs.

Sealing a shower tray may appear to be a daunting task at first, but the benefits greatly outweigh the time it will take you.

You're not just buying a product for a particular task when you buy from DIY Refurb; you're investing in quality and endurance. When it comes to sealing that shower tray, filling gaps, or taking on larger projects, remember that the right sealer makes all the difference. And, as usual, DIY Refurb is just a click away for all of your home improvement needs.