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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:44 pm 
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I need to fit a bath/shower screen of which I will be using fixtures to attached it to the wall. But I would also like to use some silicon adhesive as an extra bond and to seal the edges against the tile. Can anyone recommend any particular product? Do any protect against black mould?


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I just use the No-Nonsense Sanitary Silicone from screwfix if I'm doing white. I must've sealed/resealed dozens of baths/showers/WCs using that and had no complaints.

For coloured sealant to match a grout, I use the Mapei Mapesil sealants. Screwfix sell these too, but possibly not the entire range (they definitely sell the "Jasmine" one as I bought some a couple of weeks ago). There's a little independent tile shop near me that seems to stock loads of different shades of that stuff, to match their range of grouts.

Occasionally, a customer will supply their own sealant if I'm resealing an existing shower or bath -- usually something expensive like unibond. I can't tell any real difference between them to be honest. It's all shiny white gloop to me!

I use a former to apply it to a nice smooth finish. I've read that, if you use a finger, you're more likely to get an uneven surface that mould is more likely to grow on, and there will be grease/bacteria on your finger that will dry into the silicone that may promote mould growth. I have no idea how true that is, as I don't use my fingers to smooth it off!

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Just be careful when fitting the shower screen. All that I've come across have internal drainage channels so you'll need the silicon bead on the outside edge only

Dow Corning 785 is one of the best.

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