Unibond Bath & Kitchen silicone sealant 50p @ Tesco instore
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Unibond Bath & Kitchen silicone sealant 50p @ Tesco instore

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Found 24th Sep 2013
300ml Unibond super bathroom silicone sealant cartridge brilliant white only 50p found in Tesco extra

- Waterproof silicone
- Mould resistant
- Flexes with movement
- 25 year guarantee

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Original Poster

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heat added

Bargain

hot!

Not the best silicone, but a bargain at 50p

Yesterday i paid £10.50 for a tube in Wicks....

That price is insane! Have some heat my friend!

might get a few tubes. shelf life is kinda 12 months before it self cures an open tube on experience.

Is this in all stores? Heat if so.

This stuff has to be some of the worst for going black/mouldy within months, although at 50p you really can't say no.

If you want silicone that is easy to work and will stay white with the minimum of maintenance stick with Dow Cornering 785 (about £4.50 a tube).

That's an excellent price, I paid something silly like £12.50 for this at Homebase a few months ago!

paid About £9 at B&Q what a rip off?

Any tips of getting the old stuff off much appreciated. Spent about a week scrapping swearing at the **** stuff and I'm still not done. Wish I never started.

moneysavingkitten

Any tips of getting the old stuff off much appreciated. Spent about a … Any tips of getting the old stuff off much appreciated. Spent about a week scrapping swearing at the **** stuff and I'm still not done. Wish I never started.



You can buy remover. It comes in same style tonnes as silicone but shorter. Works well but a little messy. You'll find it on the shelf next to the silicone in a hardware store.

It might have a 25 year guarantee but that doesn't include mould. Others, have 10 yr no mould guarantees - smell stronger and take longer to dry, but you won't have to do the same job in a couple of years eg amazon.co.uk/Eve…IWS

Banned

I am the only one who arent impressed with this product. I need to change it every 2-3 months as it becomes mouldy around our kitchen sink...

moneysavingkitten

Any tips of getting the old stuff off much appreciated. Spent about a … Any tips of getting the old stuff off much appreciated. Spent about a week scrapping swearing at the **** stuff and I'm still not done. Wish I never started.



I find using a stanley knife blade works best if you're careful not to scratch the bath. Hold it in your hand, don't use the knife.

A scalpel blade might work as well.

Alex7911

I am the only one who arent impressed with this product. I need to change … I am the only one who arent impressed with this product. I need to change it every 2-3 months as it becomes mouldy around our kitchen sink...


The real question is - is it any better than the ones you get from poundland - That stuff lasts about a couple of months before it too becomes mouldy AND starts to peel away from the wall.

themorgatron

I find using a stanley knife blade works best if you're careful not to … I find using a stanley knife blade works best if you're careful not to scratch the bath. Hold it in your hand, don't use the knife.



Even better is white spirit and a cloth, comes off easy

david_kly

Even better is white spirit and a cloth, comes off easy

really, with white spirit? To remove old cured silicone?

It is proper rubbish stuff, goes on like PVA. Its a job you should only do every few years, not 6 months.

I would try industrial grade:

Dow Corning
Edited by: "james-young" 25th Sep 2013

themorgatron

I find using a stanley knife blade works best if you're careful not to … I find using a stanley knife blade works best if you're careful not to scratch the bath. Hold it in your hand, don't use the knife.



You can buy stanley knife holders that you can use the blade like a scraper, save slicing your fingers if something slips.

WD40 and some elbow grease can take away old silicones too or don't go too far and it even helps brighten it up/take away mould

you can buy a tool to scrape out the old sealant which also is used to smooth in the new stuff.
if your having problems with it setting then buy "silicone" not "sealant".
finally don't touch the wet silicone with your finger as bacteria from skin is what makes it goes black, use the smooth tool instead.

plazaplus

finally don't touch the wet silicone with your finger as bacteria from … finally don't touch the wet silicone with your finger as bacteria from skin is what makes it goes black, use the smooth tool instead.



Thank you for that tip.

I buy silicone from the trade counter of uPVC double glazing manufacturers, It's usually Everbuild, good product and good prices.

Banned

thorthemighty

The real question is - is it any better than the ones you get from … The real question is - is it any better than the ones you get from poundland - That stuff lasts about a couple of months before it too becomes mouldy AND starts to peel away from the wall.





So is it?

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I bought the smaller tubes with the screw cap on them because I don't use even a third of the tube normally. At this price, i can bin them!

Anyone complaining of their silicone going 'mouldy' in a few weeks has issues with extraction NOT silicone.


You Guys! *slaps leg*

Banned

HOT!!! We also paid around £9 for the exact same brand at B and Q about 4 weeks ago!! RIP OFF!!!!

uksnapper

Thank you for that tip.



that is of course absolute ****!

having renovated many houses (15 at the last count) I have never had a decent silicone go black... ever.... even years after it was first done.

smooth with water and washing up liquid... dip your finger in and you're good to go.

hottest deal of ther day and no one has confirmed if theyve found it?

is this is tesco goose chase?

seems like a one store deal to me

If your suffering with mouldy silicone get some cotton wool and soak it in bleach and then place it along the mouldy area and leave it overnight. Brings your silicone back to it's original condition.

Banned

Good price but bad product. Evostik or Everbuild is the one to go for.

At that price brilliant for making a copy of Sugru . Mix with corn starch and you have a mouldable clay-like that substance that you can self colour . Recipe here:
instructables.com/id/…te/

I'd seriously go for te dow corning too! (for high demand areas)
However if simply sorting out where a shody cable install hole hasn't been plugged properly this is cheap as chips.

I echo the sentiments with regards to looking beyond mouldy silicone in a kitchen, look at your extraction, damp, damp proofing & other condensate issues first & foremost.

Hot Deal

petenharry

that is of course absolute ****!having renovated many houses (15 at the … that is of course absolute ****!having renovated many houses (15 at the last count) I have never had a decent silicone go black... ever.... even years after it was first done.smooth with water and washing up liquid... dip your finger in and you're good to go.



Any idea how to get rid of the old stuff? So many inconsistent replies here.
Edited by: "HellriderUKDeals69" 25th Sep 2013
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