Sealants for stunning renovations

Shower Caulk: What you need to know 

Have you been putting off shower renovations because they seem like a hassle? Pick up a quality shower caulk and make light work of it! This silicone or acrylic-based glue can make even a full-scale bathroom redo simple and easy. Custom shower doors? Check. Rain shower head? No problem! The right shower sealant helps to restore your bathroom to its former glory!

Shower caulk: The benefits of proper shower sealants

If you’ve invested in a home, chances are at some point you’ll need to do some repairs. Most likely, you will need to fix areas that are a) frequently used and b) affected by moisture, such as sinks, bathtubs, or drainpipes. Fortunately, there is a quick and easy solution to all your repair needs in the form of a shower caulk — a sealant with a base of either silicone or acrylic, meant to keep the structure in place and any water at bay.

Why silicone is the best shower sealant for repairs

When it comes to DIY bathroom repairs, the most common one is the shower. There’s mold and mildew growth, or cracked and crumbling grout. The quickest way to deal with these issues is a multipurpose adhesive, saving you time and money. Just clean away any residual grout, mold, or dust, grab a tube of Loctite Clear Silicone Waterproof Sealant and start caulking! This shower caulk provides flexible bonds on indoor as well as outdoor projects.

How to use acrylic caulk for prefabricated shower installations

If you’re thinking of replacing your old shower or bath with a new, prefabricated installation, you will want to take a different approach. This is because prefab showers simply need to be fitted into your bathroom space, requiring a sealant only around the outside pieces. An acrylic-based caulk works well when used between dryer spaces that are still within the vicinity of moisture, such as wall and ceiling joints. A silicone shower caulk, on the other hand, is more resistant to water and lasts longer, so it should be your first choice for shower floors or tiles.

Shower sealant for prefabricated shower doors

If you’ve opted for a premade choice, you will need to know what style you want, what the dimensions of your bathroom space are, and what shower sealant you will need. To build your new shower insert, complete the following steps:

  1. Measure, measure, measure. Knowing your exact dimensions and the placement of your new shower will help speed up the process. 
  2. Prepare the current walls with a primer to lock out moisture. Your new shower will fit into this space so you want to make sure that no water can get through the frame. This will protect against mold, mildew, and wear and tear. 
  3. Insert the plumbing holes. Whether your prefab shower is going into a new space or an older one, ensure that your design accounts for the location of the drain. This way you or your plumber can place the holes in the right locations prior to the shower installation. 
  4. Level the unit and make sure it lines up as measured. 
  5. Apply  Loctite Polyseamseal Tub & Tile Adhesive Caulk to the area where the shower doors will sit. Then install the walls and doors of the shower. 
  6. Add a layer of caulking around the drain and fixtures. Once the sealant is dry, you’re ready to start using your shower!