By continuing your visit to this site, you accept the use of cookies. They ensure the proper functioning of our services and display relevant ads. Learn more about cookies and act

Not yet registered? Create a OverBlog!

Create my blog

How to repair a shower door seal

Shower door seals keep water inside the shower, and prevent water to damage surrounding areas. The rubber seal becomes cracked over time, and less effective at preventing water damage. Fortunately, it is easy to repair a shower door seal by simply replacing it completely. You can replace the seal within a few minutes and is an easy do it yourself project.

Remove the damaged seal

Remove the damaged seal from around the shower door. You will need to pull it off slowly and gently. If it will not come off easily, you can use a putty knife to push the seal and remove the adhesive. Be careful not to scratch the shower door with the putty knife. Dip a clean rag in isopropyl alcohol or adhesive solvent, and wipe the adhesive residue off. Wash the area with a mild soap and warm water. Dry the area thoroughly before you proceed.

Lay the new seal

Lay the new seal along the door edge while it is dry. Trim and cut the seal with scissors to fit the shower as needed. Peel the adhesive tape off of the pre-glued seal, and then press the seal onto the door surface. Start at one end and smooth the seal down to the opposite end with your fingers. If you have seal without adhesive backing, run a bead of silicone caulking along the door, and then press the seal onto the silicone with even pressure using your fingers from the beginning to the end of the seal. If the adhesive seal seems heavy or starts to droop to one side on the door while the adhesive is still wet, you can use masking tape to brace the seal into its proper position until it dries. Use a clean, damp rag to clean any excess silicone. It is important that you remove the excess silicone now, as it will be much harder to remove later. Let the silicone dry for 36 hours before you use the shower or bath, or expose it to any kind of water. If it gets wet before it dries completely, the sealant will not stick and you will have to start the project over again.

Same category articles Do-it-yourself & Construction

How to put up shelving storage

How to put up shelving storage

Shelving storage can be a perfect accent in any room of your house, adding both beauty and functionality. The appropriate shelves can be used instead of upper cabinets in a kitchen, as book shelves in a family room or library or as pretty display space in a dining room. However, when you buy shelves like mobile shelving, metal shelving or any kind of cheap shelving or expensive racking, you will need to be able to put this shelving up.
A guide to effective mattress cleaning

A guide to effective mattress cleaning

A mattress just like any other sleep material which needs to be cleaned. After all, everyone nearly spends an average of six to eight hours a day in it. However, how do you keep a mattress immaculate and what are the ways to effectively clean it?
Where to buy SDS drills

Where to buy SDS drills

SDS or Special Direct System drills are a powerful alternative to ordinary hammer drills, delivering stronger blows due to improved hammer action. This article takes a look at where to buy both plug-in and cordless SDS drills to help you find the right SDS power hammer drills for you at a price to suit your budget.
A review of the Northern tool and equipment company

A review of the Northern tool and equipment company

Northern Tool and Equipment Company is based in Burnsville, Minnesota, and was founded by Donald L. Kotula in 1980. The website describes the company as family-run, and lists as its core values: "Know your customer. Provide Value. Act with integrity. Empower the individual. Be entrepreneurial. Have Fun." From a small, mail order company, Northern Tool and Equipment Company has expanded into a successful one with customers world-wide.