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B&Q Bath & Wall Sealing Strip

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Brand: B&Q / Type: Sealing Strip

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      19.02.2013 19:51
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      Anyone who owns a bath knows that after a while, the seal surrounds it starts to go. The bath was previously sealed with a sealant gun but overtime the silicone sealant had deteriorated and turned black due to the water. I went looking for more bathroom sealant  however when I saw this, I thought it may last longer and be easier to apply.

      ==Price and availability==

      The bath and wall dealing strip costs £7.48 and available from B&Q. It is 1.35m long.

      ==Application and description==

      I prepared the bath area and pulled away the old dirty silicone before wiping and drying the surfaces. Next I cut the strips to size. I needed two strips as the ball is in the corner of the room and touches two tiled walls. The strip is 4.1cm long and had an indentation running in the middle which forms the 90 degree angle that the tape is designed to sit at. The tape is self adhesive and should *should* stick itself forming a watertight seal. 

      ==My experiences==

      I stuck the tape down, which feels spongy and waterproof. The indentation makes it easy to position and hold down. I complied with the instructions, however it is an absolute pain to use. The tape sticks down on the bottom as gravity helps it stay down, however the side section is hard to stick and there are some sections that just would not stay stuck. Even keeping my finger on it did not help. I eventually got most of the tape to stick but I have sections that are letting in water as they have not sealed flush to the wall. The tape was trying to stick to tiles and this is a smooth dry surface so there really was no excuse why the tape would not stick. I can envision me having to change the tape very soon as the seal is not watertight. It looks smart and fresh but the fact that it just does not stick renders it virtually impossible to rate it highly. 

      In conclusion I would have to advise people to avoid this, it's not very good and it does not stick. It is supposed to form a watertight seal but adhesive just is not strong enough. 

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