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How long does bath sealant take to dry?

9 Answers

Answered by I LOVE BATHROOMS

1st April 2020

I LOVE BATHROOMS answered the question "How long does bath sealant take to dry?"

most manufactures of sealant will advise 24hours now im sure we all know as tradesmen in certain household they wont be able to wait that long. whenever i seal up any joints i will always advise to customer to leave a minimum of 6 hours to dry fully to avoid any issues. its worked so far and no call backs

Answered by A J Marsden Ltd

19th March 2020

A J Marsden Ltd answered the question "How long does bath sealant take to dry?"

We always advise customers 24 hours for a full cure but always check the manufacturer's instructions on the tube. You can get quick drying ones but these are really designed for quick fixes. Silicone is an important item in a bathroom and theres nothing worse than having a new bathroom fitted and you can't use it for another 24 hours!

Answered by DV Plumbing and Gas Services

22nd November 2019

DV Plumbing and Gas Services answered the question "How long does bath sealant take to dry?"

Bathroom sealant ideally needs 4 to 5 hours to dry, sometimes it depends on the manufacturers recommendations as there are different types of sealants and it is always better to read the instructions before applying. We always advise our customers to let it stand for 24 hours to be sure.

Answered by Plumbsolve Glasgow Ltd

3rd October 2019

Plumbsolve Glasgow Ltd answered the question "How long does bath sealant take to dry?"

We always advise customers to wait at least 24 hours but if they can wait 48 hours it would be best. If we lay the seals in the morning we might advise to wait till at least the next evening, if the seals a made towards the end of the day we usually advise the customer to wait until not the following morning but he next. Wetting or disturbing the seals before they have set can mean having to reseal the bath/shower and cost yourself twice

Answered by PG Plumbing

23rd August 2019

PG Plumbing answered the question "How long does bath sealant take to dry?"

As a rule of thumb we tell clients to wait 24 hours before using bathroom . This can vary dependant on make and conditions . If it’s hot or cold . Most manufacturers give a recommended time on the sealant . If not they all have numbers for contact so things can be checked .We have had many customers call us back as they have not waited the given time and it then needs to be re sealed

Answered by Flintshire Property Services Ltd

15th July 2019

Flintshire Property Services Ltd answered the question "How long does bath sealant take to dry?"

On average it takes 24 hours to cure but every manufacturer is different. The best advice is to follow the instructions on the tube. The make we use say 24 hours but if we are using them in areas highly exposed to water ie a shower cubicle then we recommend waiting at least 48 hours. It would be fine after 24 but we just want to be extra cautious.

Answered by BH Property Services

26th June 2019

BH Property Services answered the question "How long does bath sealant take to dry?"

Well it all depends on which brand you use for the sealant. I would make sure you read the instructions on the tube as some will differ. But generally the sealant should be dry within 24 of application. Don't risk it and use the bath before then or it could fail and cause a leak, which is the last thing you want.

Answered by Lee Key Plumbers

22nd June 2019

Lee Key Plumbers answered the question "How long does bath sealant take to dry?"

One of the biggest problems we see with sealants around baths is the repeated reapplication of additional sea lent on top of old sealant. In order to get the best from the sealant the surface of the walls need to be dry, dust and grease free. All to often we see excessive amounts of sealants that have been applied to damp or wet walls. The sealant cannot adhere to the surface of the wall so you just end up with a new clean unsealed covering of sealant. So in answer to the question on a dry dust and grease free surface I would advise 24 hours for the sealant to cure. To soon and it will be like custard with a skin on the top. Appears dry and set but wet underneath

Answered by Prenton plumbing service Ltd

18th June 2019

Prenton plumbing service Ltd answered the question "How long does bath sealant take to dry?"

Sealant curing times can vary form manufacturer . Always read the instructions . Sealants can appear to be dry after only a few hours however usually it is recommended that you allow 24 hours for the sealant to fully cure . So choose a good quality sealant .read the instructions follow them .

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