Waterproofing the shower hob is very important, and it pays if you are meticulous and careful with the steps you’re taking. This may sound a little daunting, but it’s actually quite easy – as easy as painting a wall. Here are seven simple steps most commercial waterproofing Brisbane companies recommend to waterproofing angle on your shower recesses.
Bathrooms are always wet, and it is almost impossible to get rid of moisture. The shower recess itself can be a source of moisture. However, keeping your bathroom dry is a must. It is important to minimize moisture in a bathroom for variety of reasons, such as stop the formation of mould due caused by condensation.
There are tons of waterproofing kits available in DIY sections in most home improvement stores and hardware stores. These kits contain almost everything needed for efficient waterproofing. Then, you will need a paint brush and a paint roller to apply the waterproofing sealant.
Before you start waterproofing any part of your bathroom, commercial waterproofing Brisbane companies highly recommend that you clean the surfaces, particularly the floor area and the wall. Remove dirt and dust thoroughly.
Then, apply a liberal primer coating to both areas using the paint brush.
In the waterproofing kit, get the silicone sealer tube. Run a generous amount along the internal corners of the floor and the wall, especially where the floor and the shower hob meet. Finish off any hard-to-reach crevices with your finger.
Use the paint brush to apply ample amount of coating of the pre-mixed primer coat for the internal corners. Paint the other side at about 150mm wide.
Put a length of reinforcing mat (this should be included in the waterproofing kit) to even-out corner joins. Smooth the mat by bedding it down using the wet coating. Ensure that the mat overlaps at least 100mm wherever it joins.
Apply a second coat of the pre-mixed coating over the cloth and all over the taps and in any other plumbing protrusions through your bathroom floor or wall. Be careful in getting a good coverage on protrusions that are most liable for wet patches.
As soon as you’re done with all the corners, cover the entire bathroom floor and wall using the paint roller. Most commercial waterproofing Brisbane companies would also waterproof the total shower area.
After the first application of the primary coating is complete an completely dried, apply the coating for the second time. A good way to do this is to apply the second coating on a different direction as the first (i. e. if you applied the first coating horizontally, then apply the second coating vertically).
Let the coating dry for 24 hours before using the bathroom.
As you can see, waterproofing your bathroom is simple. Just follow these steps, read the instructions in your waterproofing kit, and do your homework for more tips to properly waterproof your entire bathroom.
For more information about bathroom waterproofing and renovations needs, check out Waterstop Streamline. This is a professional home improvement company from Queensland that specializes in tiling, building and waterproofing services. Visit their website at http://www.waterstopstreamline.com.au/.