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I cleaned my shower today. Actually "cleaned" really isn't the word for it. I'm not sure that there is a word for scraping silicone sealant off with a razor.

The people that lived here before me had a burst pipe, but before they knew that (or perhaps after, judging by the sealant covering the new tiles), they put silicone sealant all over all the grouting, and most of the tiles as well. Which wasn't a problem when it was new, however mould started growing *inside* the silicone. This meant that I couldn't simply scrub it off. The only choice was to scrap off the stuff with a razor. Yayfullness. Needless to say this is a very time consuming occupation, so I only did part of it. *sigh*

Also watched "Iris" on telly, but it was too disjointed and I couldn't get into it.

And then the weekend was over.


JC said:

Try spraying it down with bleach. It'll stink to high heaven, but it might whiten up all the mold.

December 20, 2004 2:05 AM


kazza said:

I tried that - but the mould is under the sealant stuff which protects it from any nasty chemicals :(

December 20, 2004 6:35 AM


Richard said:

I've got a similar problem with the sealant around my bath. I will have to scrape it all off and redo it. God knows what the people who originally did it were thinking. They made a right pig's ear of it. However, I've been putting off the job as it is a rather large task. I'll definitely do it in the new year though. Absolutely. For sure.

December 20, 2004 8:38 AM


kazza said:

sure sure ;)
yah I've been putting mine off for ages simply because it's such a big job. Spent a couple of hours on it yesterday and not even half way through :(

December 20, 2004 8:45 AM


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