So yesterday, I told you that I started a 7 Jobs in 7 Days Challenge I set myself. It’s all about getting things done, saving money, learning skills and see progress. So as usual, I dived in to the deep end and tried to get more than one done. But one was officially ticked off my and that was sealing the kitchen sink and redoing a wobbly patch between the worktop and tiles.
However, it didn’t totally go to plan, although I got their in the end.
Firstly, I used my silicone gun and what I had left over of our Unibond Anti Mould Translucent Seal for kitchens and bathrooms. I replaced the spout but because it was half used (or at least I think), it was extremely painful on the hands unlike when I sealed my kitchen before. After much trying, I couldn’t be bothered, so got out the marigolds and pushed it in the gaps and it worked perfectly with no sticky fingers. I can’t recommend this with white, but as it was clear, I don’t think it mattered.
My top tips:
- Clean your surface thoroughly before applying
- Use plenty of rags for protecting surfaces
- Have water and a clean sponge at hand
- Check your tubes work fine before applying (doh!)
- Use masking tape on both sides of what you’re using to get perfect edges (I used brown tape because I knew I would be quick)
Then to finish things off, a new tool I totally recommend for the sake of 3 quid is Unibond’s Remover and Smoother. I was going to use a stanley knife, but this new tool makes it much quicker and safer. It removed it like a charm and smoothing was easy. Also, dipping it in a little water helped too.
And then finally removed the tape carefully and left to dry.
So YAY ME! I’m on track. What’s next?
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