The silicone in my kitchen needed replacing. I did this job about 18 months ago and I did such a good job at making it smooth and flush that it wasn’t thick enough and eroded quickly. It’s a simple job but it’s mucky. A job you don’t want to be doing to often. So here’s How to Silicone our Kitchen.
Here’s my before photo (I love a good before and after photo). EEEKKK!!!
Step 1. Get your tools. You need silicone, a silicone gun, stanley knife, lots of chux wipes, detergent and an empty jar/bowl.
Step 2. Remove the crappy old silicone. I used a stanley knife and a metal skewer to get out the hard bits. After you have finished getting all the old silicone out. Clean and dry it.
Step 3. Cut the nozzel on a 45 degree angle. Then slowly, and I mean slowly pipe the silicone along the area of the tiles or place needed. Don’t go to hard and press the gun to quickly or you will break the gun. I broke three of the cheap blue guns last time I trying to rush. Took me more time to go down to Bunnings each time to get the guns then taking my time in the first place.
Step 4. Smoothing the silicone is the mucky part. You need to smooth it with a paddle pop stick or your finger. I find using your finger easier. If you dip your finger into the detergent and smooth it it’s easier and gives a better finish. But don’t use too much detergent. You need heaps of chux wipes at this stage to wipe off all the excess. Don’t make it too flush. Leave it to set.
Finally the after photo. Yippee all done.
So there you have it How to Silicone your Kitchen. Easy to do and it doesn’t take that long.
If you need more make over ideas for your kitchen you might like my How to paint the grout in your kitchen.