Sealing a Bath with CT1: A How-to Guide for Beginners

Sealing a bath requires a trustworthy and waterproof sealant that can resist water and still form a strong and reliable bond. Silicone sealants are used to seal a bathtub, but unfortunately this bond rarely lasts and requires additional fixes. Silicone sealant contains a high level of solvents. When you use it to seal your bath, or seal anything for that matter. Instead, the solvents will eventually evaporate, weakening the structure of the bond made by the sealant. In addition to this, solvents in sealants also cause shrinking, which eventually leads to bath leaks.

Instead of using a cheap silicone bath sealant that will only fail over time, it’s better to opt for a more powerful sealant. CT1 is a hybrid polymer formulation that contains no solvents. This means that it will never shrink or crack and will help to prevent bath and shower leaks.

Sealing in wet and damp places requires a water resistant sealant that can resist mould growth. Dampness can lead to bacteria and mildew to develop on the surface of the sealant, which is why CT1 is the perfect bath sealant to fight against bacteria, mould and leaks. Once you apply CT1, an immediate bond is formed. Since CT1 is very flexible, the movement of joints when necessary is completely possible. This may come in handy for certain locations of the bath or shower, depending on the areas that need sealed or repaired.

CT1 is 100% odourless, which was previously unheard of in the field of construction sealants and adhesives. This product is also ideal for sealing shower trays, which is perfect if you are experiencing shower leaks. As well as being able to seal and repair water leaks, CT1 is also used to bond a huge range of materials such as glass, stone, metal, mirror, wood and most plastics.

How to Clean the Surface Before Application

If you need to seal a bath or shower, make sure that the area is cleaned before application. Multisolve is a safe degreaser often used in conjunction with CT1, our Snag List Eliminator. Multisolve comes first and is used to clean the surface area before applying new sealant. It’s also ideal for detaching old sealants that need replaced. Once Multisolve has worked its way into the sealant, it will begin to detach itself from the bath surface. This makes it easier to pry it from the base material.

Once the area has been cleaned and is free from debris, you are ready to apply high-quality construction sealant to repair your bath leaks and seal it where needed. You can also use CT1 to stop other leaks about the house such as gutter leaks and roof leaks.