DIY enthusiasts have used the coronavirus lockdown to undertake a number of tasks around their homes. If the sealant in your bathroom is looking tired, there is a simple fix you can implement during lockdown. Express.co.uk has compiled a guide explaining how you can remove bathroom sealant.
As bathrooms are used, bathroom sealant can become soiled and ineffective, so it is advisable to replace the sealant every so often.
However, removing sealant is harder than it may appear at first.
If you are not careful you may end up damaging your bathtub, shower or sink.
There are several ways in which you can remove bathroom sealant including using a knife, a sealant remover tool or removal gel.
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How to remove the leftover sealant
For remaining bits of sealant, you can remove these by dabbing a little white spirit on an old cloth and rubbing it over the leftover parts until they dissolve.
The alcohol helps to make the silicone less sticky and therefore easier to wipe away.
You can then remove any leftover bits with pliers or tweezers, or you can scrape them away with a toothbrush.
Once all the sealant has been removed, you can use alcohol to clean the surface underneath.
Next, combine bleach and water to kill off any mould underneath.
You should be sure to clean the area thoroughly cleaned before applying a new sealant, including each tile if removing sealant from a tiled wall.
Grime can stop sealant from joining properly to the surface and because of this water can behind it and cause problems with mould.
Furthermore, be sure to wait until a surface has dried completely before applying a new sealant.