The first step for you to succeed in installing a sink in your bathroom or in your kitchen is to prepare the surface on which it will be installed.
If you are renovating and replacing old equipment, you should take extra care in removing it, as the surface should not be damaged.
In this case, the material used for the previous fixation must be removed with the aid of equipment such as stilettos and knives, and after removing the larger layer of the product, remove the smaller remnants with the aid of a spatula.
Now a common step both for those who are building and fixing a sink for the first time, both for those who are renovating and already removed the old sink from the fixation site is cleaning the area so that the new facility is not compromised. In the place where the new sink will be fixed, we will use silicone, which in contact with dirt or dust may lose part of its fixing power. To prevent this, clean the surface with the help of a vacuum cleaner or a clean cloth with alcohol, or even with both. After preparation, it is time for fixing. With the surface already prepared it is time to put the new sink in its proper location.
For this, we need to rely on a silicone adhesive, which is a durable and highly moisture-resistant component, and which is also a perfect choice for glass applications, such as box (in the case of toilets), as well as substrates such as cement and concrete grouts, or repair of old sealers damaged by water.
It is very important to note that when buying the silicone for fixing, you will have two options to purchase, the silicone acetic curing, which is more suitable for indoor environments that have smooth surfaces such as aluminum, ordinary glass and tempered and tiles, or neutral curing silicone, most used outdoors, in cases of fixing and air-conditioning sealing, although there are some differences, both can be used in your sink, and can be found right here at Sealem Solutions. We will need a silicone gun to facilitate the application of the product, but if you prefer, you can also use the packaging in blister format, which does not require any instrument for the application.
Apply the silicone around the desired area evenly and steadily, avoiding excess as much as it can be a bit tricky to remove. When you reach the end of the area in which you want to apply the silicone, be careful not to form any type of silicone “wire” between the gun or the blister and the application area.
Ready, now that your application is finished, you just need to wait for the silicone to have its complete cure, which usually lasts around 72 hours. Once that is complete, you can now enjoy your handiwork to your new kitchen or your new bathroom.
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