Dow Corning 785+ BACTERIA RESISTANT SANITARY SILICONE 310ML @ Screwfix 20% discount now
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Dow Corning 785+ BACTERIA RESISTANT SANITARY SILICONE 310ML @ Screwfix 20% discount now

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Found 17th Oct 2016Made hot 17th Oct 2016
One of the best mould resistant sealants I've used and I paid full price for my bathroom!! These always have excellent reviews and I have never purchased another brand of sealants again.

20% off a few 785 and a couple of the 791s.

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Best silicone. Heated.

But mould and bacteria are two separate, distinct things.

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Halloway

But mould and bacteria are two separate, distinct things.


Fast curing sanitary silicone. Contains a fungicide to resist mould growth. Tested against salmonella, E.coli and MRSA. Joint movement capability ±20%.

Halloway

But mould and bacteria are two separate, distinct things.



They certainly are - Thank you for your micro-biological insight. On a relevant note this stuff is resistant to both and is just about the best silicone you can buy. Heat

Best on the market

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Halloway

But mould and bacteria are two separate, distinct things.


Yep. Bacteria are single celled and less complex organisms as opposed to large complex filaments. Yes I studied a life science degree...sorry!

good find op, heat added

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Tyranicus66

They certainly are - Thank you for your micro-biological insight. On a … They certainly are - Thank you for your micro-biological insight. On a relevant note this stuff is resistant to both and is just about the best silicone you can buy. Heat



Agreed, did tons of research before buying these and though slightly expensive compared to the alternatives better this than painstakingly remove old sealant.

Great price....HOT

After using this you really do realise how crap all the others really are.

For all amateurs out there who struggle to apply silicone neatly do yourself a favour and buy a Fugi kit .
I bought one for a tenner and have used it several times with excellent results.
I agree this Dow Corning product is very good as well.
Edited by: "apocalypsenow" 17th Oct 2016

I don't use anything else! Thanks for posting I'll be stocking up.

Martini

I don't use anything else! Thanks for posting I'll be stocking up.



I'm just about to tile my bathroom and I was going to buy Forever White. which is better?

This is the best silicone, nothing else comes close

bathroom installer used this in our house and it was mouldy within 12 months. room is well ventilated and has humidity driven fan too. not what I will be using to replace it when I do it my self in a couple of weeks.

was about to buy mapei silicone from screwfix around £8

Just what I needed thanks for posting

tekhieboy

bathroom installer used this in our house and it was mouldy within 12 … bathroom installer used this in our house and it was mouldy within 12 months. room is well ventilated and has humidity driven fan too. not what I will be using to replace it when I do it my self in a couple of weeks.



​it's mould resistant, not proof. like me you must just step out the shower and leave it wet, no sealant can deal with that unfortunately. dry everything off and it'll stay white for years and years...

john306

​it's mould resistant, not proof. like me you must just step out the s … ​it's mould resistant, not proof. like me you must just step out the shower and leave it wet, no sealant can deal with that unfortunately. dry everything off and it'll stay white for years and years...


If you did this any sealant would work for years and years. You have to rince the soap scum off and that will normally do. You don't see mold on movement joints so its down to the residue that's left on it after you take a shower.

Heat added, but I prefer Soudal Sealant as my weapon of choice. Although it comes out slightly tackier it feels easier to apply and produces the best finish when smoothing, it doesn't have the acidic smell when curing (as it doesn't release acid) and lasted longer than Dow Corning before going mouldy.
screwfix.com/p/s…43h

The Home bargains Unibond white sanitry silicone sealant 300ml tube for £2.49 is also good.
Find that if any mould appears on grout etc neat bleach rubbed in with old toothbrush generally works

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apocalypsenow

For all amateurs out there who struggle to apply silicone neatly do … For all amateurs out there who struggle to apply silicone neatly do yourself a favour and buy a Fugi kit .I bought one for a tenner and have used it several times with excellent results.I agree this Dow Corning product is very good as well.


Please post links for decent ones..

tekhieboy

bathroom installer used this in our house and it was mouldy within 12 … bathroom installer used this in our house and it was mouldy within 12 months. room is well ventilated and has humidity driven fan too. not what I will be using to replace it when I do it my self in a couple of weeks.



Just cover it with Domestos Bleach over night and wash it off with warm water the next morning, no more mould.

I swear by Everbuild's Forever White. Always find their products to be quality and more importantly made in Britain. Dow's and Soudal's are made in the EU.

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martinfartin

I swear by Everbuild's Forever White. Always find their products to be … I swear by Everbuild's Forever White. Always find their products to be quality and more importantly made in Britain. Dow's and Soudal's are made in the EU.


Not much made in Britain these days, I wish it was, still no reason not to buy a quality product.

Is this any good to seal between a worktop and tiles?

pricega

Is this any good to seal between a worktop and tiles?


Yes.
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