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August 12, 2017 18:08

Sealants protect the bathroom


  • 1 Types polymer sealants for bathroom
  • 2 sealant bath, which one is better?
  • 3 How to apply sealant to the bath?
  • 4 A cheaper way to protect the bathroom
  • 5 Removing sealant surface of the bath
  • 6 How to prevent fungus and mold in the bathroom
  • 7 Sealing of water pipes in the bathroom

can not challengethe fact that your bathroom is always high humidity, since it is connected with the specifics of the room.Warm and moist environment creates favorable conditions for the growth of microorganisms that contribute to the destruction of the building materials and lead to diseases of the tenants.Even a good bathroom ventilation is not able to block all the way microbial growth, only a careful insulation of all seams and joints using a sealant containing substances which destroy these microorganisms will allow you to close this issue.

Types polymer sealants for bathroom

Types of polymer sealants

Types polymer sealants

good silicone sealant - is not afraid to temperature changes - from 50 to 200 degrees Celsius.Fairly good adhesion to most materials is neutral to the UFO and has a long service life of up to 40 years.

acidic silicone sealant can not be used with metals, can be neutral, but its price is more expensive.

Acrylic - may be resistant to moisture and nevlagostoykim, seam sealant from this lack of elasticity.Undoubtedly, moisture-resistant is more suited to the bathroom, he finally solidified in a day, as well as silicone is not afraid to temperature and ultraviolet irradiation.

best sealant for bathroom - silicone acrylic aquarium it is as flexible and durable, as well as polymers of which it is made.Moreover, it is a silicone sealant is used in the bonding surfaces and unmatched durability and elasticity.

Polyurethane - good adhesion to materials, the seam of it elastic and durable, not afraid of mechanical influences.Well gives in painting, sealant drying time is 8 hours at odnomilimetrovoy layer thickness.

sealant bath, which one is better?

Feedback from customers more suitable for the bathroom sealants with fungicide inclusions, which prevents mold and well resist moisture and temperature changes.

protection of all connecting surfaces in the room to the bathroom gives us a guarantee against leakage of water on the floor and inside walls will protect neighbors from the bottom of the flood.

small joints in the bathroom, a width of up to 0.5 cm on the condition that the surface is firmly zakrepliny and the perimeter is recommended to plug the fugue - tile grout .The grout can be pre-stir paint that matches the color of the lining.Waterproof fugue, which is used for grouting tiles in swimming pools, most suitable as a material for the protection of all existing connecting surfaces in the bath.To not spoil the color of rust fugues, joint additionally treated with a special brilliant composition.When the bottom of the room to the bathroom tiled, here also we must apply the same for sealing grout.

tile grout

Tile grout

gaps in the bathroom is best suited to close their silicone acrylic sealant resistant to moisture.This sealant for acrylic baths allows you to eliminate the gap width and a half centimeters.

packaging for it may be a tube or cartridge, the color is chosen according to your taste, you will need a special gun for cartridge.Sealants for gun much better, than being in a tube.

How to apply sealant to the bath?

For sealant application side by side on the bath, try to adhere to the following instructions:

  1. Clear the pool from dirt and damp, then dry them and its wall located around.
  2. Degrease the joints to be sealed.
  3. glued masking tape to define the boundaries of the seam and make it smooth.
  4. Cut away the tip of the cartridge or tube at a certain angle, which will depend on the joint width.
  5. squeezing the pistol grip or pushing the tube impose uniform motion smooth seam bath junction with walls.
  6. To align the seam, dipped his finger in soapy water, hold it on the docking connections.In

if the gap is large enough, up to 3 cm, it is embedded in ceramic moldings.Ways to accomplish this, there are three:

- buy a special ceramic borders and use them as skirting boards;

- if you stayed material, which was used to cover the walls of the bathroom, it will be the best option for ceramic frieze;

- the most time-consuming method - own cut of tile desired pattern;

first recommended, if the gap is very large, seal the joint with foam polyurethane.Then you can, making the cement-sand mortar, lay tile, trying to keep an angle of 45 degrees.Even better would be if you are in the same way be able to publish the junction of wall and floor in the bathroom.

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A cheaper way to protect the bathroom

there a cheaper way to protect the bathroom - using plastic skirting boards or the corners of plastic with rubber edges, put themit is necessary to glue "liquid nails".The property of elasticity of the plastic material allows us to differentiate shifts bath bases that are possible with her movements.Pre-treat all joints with silicone, then close the corners.If the corners recede, waterproof sealant will block the way forward water.

can use masking tape to protect the seam in the bathroom.The tape is available different widths, but it is necessary to glue following the recommendations, otherwise it will not last long.To avoid this, it is necessary to use glue "liquid nails", or silicone sealant.

Plastic border for a bath

Plastic border for a bath

If this kind of work needs to be done in a bath with hardwood floors, you can use a special sealer for wood.He performs optimally compensatory action due to the high coefficient of expansion of its own.

removal of sealant from the surface of the bath

Removal of old sealant

Removal of old sealant

Before working for the protection of the bathroom, sometimes have to remove old sealant, or clean the bath of the new, but the dried silicone.To remove the sealant from the bath is necessary to use a sharp scraper and brush.Picking up the slope of the scraper, sharp and quick movements hands cut off the old sealant and brush sweep away remote silicone pieces.

Clear sealant bath may be using white spirit, but there is a danger of damage to the product, and if it has been painted, it will act together with silicone and paint.

Pena-840 is another substance used to remove the sealant with a bathtub.With this silicone composition is completely destroyed and does not damage the product.In the case where the product remains in the film, it is recommended to remove acetic acid.

How to prevent fungus and mold in the bathroom

Removal of mold in the bathroom

Removing mildew in the bathroom

first measure when it detects small raw spots - is the processing of hydrogen peroxide or vinegar.When you have found a fungus on the sealant in the bathroom to get rid of this trouble, you need:

- ventilate the room by opening the window completely and it is desirable to have a "swing" made of plastic windows;

- bathroom not close, leaving a gap in order to equalize the temperature and humidity;

- infected surfaces with a special tool to the concrete or masonry;

When you see mold on the sealant in the bathroom, you can use folk remedies:

place to treat creosote or solution in ten liters of water to one kilogram of copper sulfate, or 1.5 kg of sodium fluoride, and a solution consisting of a pound of copper sulfate and twoliters of acetic acid for ten liters of water.

Sealing of water pipes in the bathroom

The sealant for sewer pipes

sealant for sewer pipes

When sealing of the bath we must not forget about the work to eliminate leaks water pipes and sewage systems, which are in this room.In this case, apply special silicone sealant for sewer pipes of two types - acidic and neutral.Last suitable for all surfaces and aqueous environments, are not suitable for the first reaction with acids.Silicone sealant is used not only for sealing of plastic pipes, but also proved to be excellent sewage pipes made of cast iron.

Bathrooms Sanitary sealants are used, which have high adgeziynymi properties and are used to protect the joints in between plumbing and walls.

The same type includes plumbing pipe sealant, which serves to protect the connections of individual elements of the pipelines.They are designed to support high integrity protection, at both low and high pressure, and provide good sealing under high temperature conditions in the pipe joints.