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How-to RE-NEW Bathroom Sealants with UniBond in 5 Easy Steps

19 June 2017

Are you embarrassed by the mouldy sealants in your bathtub? Think sealing is too complex, cleaning a cheap short term solution or calling a builder out too expensive?

Believe it or not, you can have your sealants looking brand new without removing the old ones! All you need is a tube of UniBond RE-NEW Sealant and a little guidance. Check out our handy step-by-step DIY guide below!

Step 1: Prepare the Surface

Wherever your sealant joint is it must be clean, dry and free from oils, grease, dust and loose particles. Just clean off existing sealants with a normal household cleaner. Excessively mouldy joints should first be cleaned with a sponge or with an anti-mould spray. Before you apply the new silicone, make sure the surface has been thoroughly rinsed with water and dried with a clean cloth.

Step 2: Apply the Product

It may be hard to believe, but you don’t need to remove your old joints (bathroom joints that is, you’re knees are safe…for now). All you need to do is apply UniBond RE-NEW in the correct way.

Remove the cap and position the applicator at an approximate 90° angle to the joint, so that the edges of the applicator are in full contact with both faces of the joint. Squeeze out the product while moving the applicator along the joint, making sure that the new silicone is in full contact with the existing sealant to be coated.

Step 3: Level the Product

If necessary, you can pass the applicator over the entire joint again to smooth the sealant. Be careful not to press the bottle – you don’t want any sealant to come out while you get the joint neat and even!

Step 4: Repeat (if needed)

If you’re not 100% happy with the joint, you can remove the sealant immediately and start the application again. All you’ll need is a wet tissue and the product can be easily wiped away. Clean the RE-NEW applicator in the same way.

Step 5: Let it Dry

When you’re happy with the application, let the product dry. The sealant should be left for at least 6 hours before it comes into contact with water. Avoid contact with cleaning agents in the first 24 hours after applying.

In the meantime, why not grab an ice-cream, go to the cinema or take the kids to the park? Heck why not even go to the gym while your sealant sets!? I’m sure you can think of something much more fun than cleaning while you wait!

B&M Top Tip: make sure you shower before you start re-sealing your bath! You’ll need to leave the sealant to dry for at least 6 hours, so you don’t want to have to wait around to get yourself clean for the day!

Where next?

Once the 24 hours are up, it’s worth giving the area a thorough clean before first use. Once done, you’ll be able to enjoy your bath or shower, happy in the knowledge that old, grimy joints have been transformed into good-as-new, sparkling white seals.

Remember you can use RE-NEW on basin joints too, and there are tons of other great UniBond products available at B&M that will make home improvements a breeze.

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