Silicone sealants application in Toilet – step by step procedure
Silicone sealant application will be the final activity of the toilet. All the finishing activities like, tiles, doors and windows, false ceiling, C P & sanitary fixtures etc., to be completed 100%.
Loose particles should be cleaned properly
Using cloth or brush remove the dust particles completely
No moisture content in the joints
Following tools and materials should be kept ready
a. Masking tape
b. Silicone sealant tube
c. Silicone gun
g. Soap water
Place the masking tape on the wall corners to maintain uniform line
Prepare silicone gun as follows
1. Silicone cartridges front end should be cut and nozzle has to be fixed
2. Nozzle has to be cut in 45 degree angle with a opening size of 5 to 8mm
3. Fix the cartridge in the gun
Apply the silicone sealant using the silicone application gun without getting any gaps
Spray the soap water over silicone
Remove excess silicone using the silicone application tool for curved shape (you can use ice cream spoon as a tool)
Spray soap water and finish it by fingers or silicon application tool to achieve smooth finish
Finally remove masking tape not later than 10 minutes of application
The fresh silicone is in paste form, once sets it becomes like elastic rubber. Please don’t use hard acids, sharp cleaning tools on silicone sealant.
Silicone sealant will require a replacement once in 3 to 5 years based on the maintenance.