Sealant application guide

Well my top tip for beginners who are sealing around kitchen tops and baths is to use an acrylic based silicone. It is far far easier to achieve a neat and tidy finish with these (a child could do it!). The main reason for this is because unlike Silicone sealants the more time you spend applying/finishing the sealant and the better it will look.
**Please note that acrylic based sealants are not usually as good as silicone sealants for flexibility and are not to be used for sealing around showers where flexibility is crucial for water tight integrity unless the manufacturer states otherwise. Where there is lots of movement opt for a silicone sealant!**

6 easy steps to that perfect finish you have always wanted...

  1. Firstly check that the type of acrylic sealant is suitable for sealing around baths and kitchens (it will say so on the label)

  2. Ensure the surface is clean and dry

  3. Have a small sponge and bucket of warm water ready

  4. Apply the acrylic based sealant (doesn't have to be applied perfectly)

  5. Now run your finger across the sealant to smooth it down (don't worry about the excess sealant making a mess)

  6. Now using the small sponge wipe along the sealant line gently taking off the excess sealant. Then clean the sponge and repeat until your acrylic sealant lines are looking great