Shower Saga

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Well my shower saga started some time before I bought this place, when some idiot gentleman smeared crappy sealant all over the tiles in an attempt to prevent leaks. This sealant first yellowed, then allowed mould to grow under it.

In December 2004 I scraped off the worst of it, but still had a long way to go. When I found out Stu would be visiting, I got the whole bottom half finished.

Skip to this year and I'm about to move out, so thought I really should get the damaged grout fixed.

So I scraped off the rest of the sealant.
With a metal paint scraper.

And then I scoured with steel wool.

And a final soft scourer wipe down.

The result was reasonably good, but the old grout is damaged and impossible to clean.

So the tiler came yesterday and made it all *pretty*.

Today I used a bit of vinegar to wipe off the excess grout from the surface of the tiles. My shower has never ever been cleaner (except when it was first done)..

So here's a bit of a timeline of the stages....

While scraping off the worst of the sealant All sealant removed Finished shower


suburbanhen said:

God, a clean shower is just SO satisfying, isn't it?

October 1, 2007 12:51 AM


Kazza the Blank One said:

I sooo can't wait to try it out (had to let it dry out yesterday). I'm kicking myself I didn't do this years ago....

October 1, 2007 6:42 AM


David Johnson said:

At least the taps work...

October 1, 2007 3:16 PM


Yvonne said:

David took the plaster board off the back of my shower so now it leaks into the hall directly Ah handy men. Never marry one.

I have to get a plumber and a plasterer.. um....yeah. At least I can see how pretty yours is and dream

October 2, 2007 2:06 AM


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