How To Waterproof A Shower – DIY At Bunnings

How To Waterproof A Shower – DIY At Bunnings


I’m here to show you how to waterproof a shower. Here’s the gear we are going to be using.
We have our waterproofing, our silicone, our membrane. We have a tape measure and a roll
of masking tape, pencil, scissors, safety gear, primer, and a level. All this gear here
you see, the primer, the waterproofing silicone membrane, all come in a kit handy for you
to use. Just remember when you get into a waterproofing of a bathroom, make sure you
check with your Council’s local guidelines. What we’re going to do now is measure our
wall and go 100 mL above our water outlet and also 100 mL to the side of. Now that we’ve
marked out our wall and got our lines where we need them, we’ll tape off the wall. So
then now we can actually start priming the wall. Now we’re ready to start priming. And the
reason we do prime a wall is simply because it holds down the dust and gives you a better
adhesion. So while we’re waiting for our primer to dry, I’ll start cutting some membrane so
we can get to our next step. Mainly, what we use the membrane for is putting on our
joints and our cracks just to make them bonded together and flexible for waterproofing. Now that our primer is dry and we’ve cut our
membrane into size that we need, we can start waterproofing. So while we’re doing our recessed
shower box, what we’re going to do here is put a one-inch nick into our membrane so that
when we put it in the corner of our box, we can just follow it around the corner like
so. Gives you a perfect adhesion. Once we’ve got it in place, now we just put a bit of
waterproofing over it, working it back and forward, just working it right in. It’s nice
and tight and waterproof. So it’s got a good feel. So what we’re going to do now is just paint
on a waterproofing here, put some membrane through the middle of the wall just to close
up where they sealed the plaster. Now that we’ve membraned our walls and waterproofed,
we will start filling in our floor base. What we’re going to do first is paint a little
bit down to where our joints are and our cracks, lay the membrane, and then put the waterproof
back over the membrane. Remember to get it nice and tight in your corners so that when
you actually do put tiles in, you don’t split the edges and have to waterproof again. Now that we’ve finished our first coat of
waterproofing, laying down all the membrane, and using a vertical brushstroke when we applied
our waterproofing, on our second coat we will use a horizontal brushstroke. Now we’ve finished our second coat of waterproofing.
It’s time to pull of the masking tape before it dries. And that’s our waterproofing finished.

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