Unibond go seal rrp £5.95 now 99p @ Home Bargains
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Unibond go seal rrp £5.95 now 99p @ Home Bargains

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Found 27th Sep 2014
Unibond Go Seal - Fast and effective sealant. Ready to use application system. A waterproof anti mould silicone sealant, suitable for most sanitary sealing tasks. Coverage up to 5 square meter.

This is on for £5.95 at Wilkos so great price and what's great is you don't need a sealant gun to use ams is anti mould!

I saw this in the Halifax store so unsure if it's a national deal or local so checked on their website but couldn't find it so may just be local.

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Not bad but bought it from B&M a month ago at 50p

Original Poster

You should have shared the deal then :-P

are those really anti-mould, because so far whatever i have used they get mould on it after a few months, or are you supposed to wipe them dry after using the shower?

lets hope they 'sticks' to that price good deal

jeannot18

are those really anti-mould, because so far whatever i have used they get … are those really anti-mould, because so far whatever i have used they get mould on it after a few months, or are you supposed to wipe them dry after using the shower?



You should always wipe them dry after showering, the mould reduction is just that, reduction...mould spores will still grow on any moist surface ..... the bast option to reduce moulds in a bathroom is to use a bathroom cleaner which contains bleach of some type

great price

Ned to reseal a bath, this will do the trick.

corred1964

You should always wipe them dry after showering, the mould reduction is … You should always wipe them dry after showering, the mould reduction is just that, reduction...mould spores will still grow on any moist surface ..... the bast option to reduce moulds in a bathroom is to use a bathroom cleaner which contains bleach of some type


Thanks
J

jeannot18

ThanksJ



FWIW I've found that ordinary bathroom cleaners don't do a great job with mold. Bleach is good for mold, but it's not a great cleaner (and if you use too strong a concentration it can age sealant). What seems to work really well is "Flash with Bleach". It appears to get the organic matter (dirt) off the sealant etc (which is what the mold seems to grow in) and it seems to kill the spores. I'm in a soft water area though and if you're in a hard water area you may need something better suited to remove limescale as well.

BTW, there is a LOT of difference in the quality of sealants and their anti-mold properties. A good sealant will be acetyl based and have a vinegar smell. I've found cheap sealant is a false economy as you may have to redo it after a year or so. The last one I used, which is as good as new after 2+ years (and which is really popular with the trade too) is Dow Corning 785. It's about £6 in Screwfix. screwfix.com/p/d…308

I'm not voting on this. It's a cheap price and could be a bargain. But I've never found Unibond sealants to be very good in bathrooms and the amount of time/effort needed to change it is so costly that I'd rather use something I know works even if it's £5 more!

HTH
Edited by: "qyestionmark" 28th Sep 2014

I've never found unibond silicon to be much good compared to some others, maybe it's got better in recent years?

Gotta agree with above, the best silicon for wet areas are teh acetyl ones that stink of vinegar when applying.

johnraggett

Ned to reseal a bath, this will do the trick.



Remember to (part) fill it with water first.

qyestionmark

FWIW I've found that ordinary bathroom cleaners don't do a great job with … FWIW I've found that ordinary bathroom cleaners don't do a great job with mold. Bleach is good for mold, but it's not a great cleaner (and if you use too strong a concentration it can age sealant). What seems to work really well is "Flash with Bleach". It appears to get the organic matter (dirt) off the sealant etc (which is what the mold seems to grow in) and it seems to kill the spores. I'm in a soft water area though and if you're in a hard water area you may need something better suited to remove limescale as well.BTW, there is a LOT of difference in the quality of sealants and their anti-mold properties. A good sealant will be acetyl based and have a vinegar smell. I've found cheap sealant is a false economy as you may have to redo it after a year or so. The last one I used, which is as good as new after 2+ years (and which is really popular with the trade too) is Dow Corning 785. It's about £6 in Screwfix. http://www.screwfix.com/p/dow-corning-785-bacteria-resistant-sanitary-silicone-white-310ml/58308I'm not voting on this. It's a cheap price and could be a bargain. But I've never found Unibond sealants to be very good in bathrooms and the amount of time/effort needed to change it is so costly that I'd rather use something I know works even if it's £5 more!HTH





Food for thought! I'll be doing some research before buying I think.

Thanks

I've seen this at the Jarrow and Seaham Harbour stores this week.

Good deal, need to literally redo all of the houses sealant areas.

qyestionmark

The last one I used, which is as good as new after 2+ years (and which is … The last one I used, which is as good as new after 2+ years (and which is really popular with the trade too) is Dow Corning 785. It's about £6 in Screwfix. http://www.screwfix.com/p/dow-corning-785-bacteria-resistant-sanitary-silicone-white-310ml/58308


Thanks, looks like the one I will get after reading the reviews on Screwfix
J

This is great for getting rid of mould diy.com/roo…prd

I'm going to try that screwfix sealant as we seem to be replacing it in our shower 2-3 times a year as it leaks, it starts off well so I guess is applied properly but then seems to 'give', the shower does take a hammering though.

kooks65

This is great for getting rid of mould … This is great for getting rid of mould http://diy.com/rooms/hg-mould-spray-500ml/136829_BQ.prdI'm going to try that screwfix sealant as we seem to be replacing it in our shower 2-3 times a year as it leaks, it starts off well so I guess is applied properly but then seems to 'give', the shower does take a hammering though.



Thx for the tip on the mold cleaner.

FWIW, if you get a lot of movement in a joint then all sealants will struggle. One thing which might help on joints with a little movement is pre-stressing the joint before applying the sealant. For example if you are trying to seal a shower tray against wall tiles and the tray sags a little when you stand in it then try putting some heavy weights in the tray before you seal it. The sealant won't then have to stretch as much when you stand in it (and in it's resting state will actually be in compression). This is why there is the helpful comment above about half filling the bath before sealing the edge.

In general though if you get a LOT of movement at a joint the first thing you might have to do is improve the fixings/supports to minimise this. Sealant is not a fixant.
Edited by: "qyestionmark" 29th Sep 2014

FWIW, whilst we are on helpful tips, it really pays to do a good clean up job before you apply a sealant. Old sealant which is prone to mold can just contaminate new sealant so it pays to thoroughly remove it. The following is a gel thing which can help to get old sealant off. Given how difficult old sealant can be to remove I've found this stuff works really well. (If the old sealant came off easily then that tells you a lot - it was either rubbish sealant, or, more likely, not applied very well!) screwfix.com/p/n…853

Original Poster

Wow some great points made and tips shared. Thanks all

kooks65

This is great for getting rid of mould … This is great for getting rid of mould http://diy.com/rooms/hg-mould-spray-500ml/136829_BQ.prdI'm going to try that screwfix sealant as we seem to be replacing it in our shower 2-3 times a year as it leaks, it starts off well so I guess is applied properly but then seems to 'give', the shower does take a hammering though.



I can vouch for this mould spray, best Ive used.


Edited by: "johnraggett" 29th Sep 2014

I've found Dettol mildew remover spray the best for mould. You don't need to wipe it either, it just disappears.

I know nothing about sealants but just used this one and it has a strong vinegar smell.
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