You will need
- 1 package of silicone sealant, soap, a plastic spatula, alcohol or gasoline, dry cotton cloth (tissue) solvent for silicone (if necessary)
Turn off the water valve, if the crack of the toilet bowl is in contact with water. Clean the place of incorporation. To degrease the surface before sealing, use a cloth dampened with gasoline or alcohol. Thoroughly dry the crack, which will have to cover.
Among silicone sealants select a cartridge with sanitary silicone. It is suitable for sealing the toilet, because it has fungicidal properties and, therefore, resistant to mold and fungi. In addition, this sealant endures exposure to air, ultraviolet radiation and household detergents. And also sticks to ceramics and metal (this is important if a crack is located near the junction of issue of the toilet and sewer pipe), and retains elasticity.Cut the edge of the spout of the package in accordance with the crack width.
Push the movable bottom of a cylindrical container and squeeze on a rift of a sufficient amount of silicone. Do not save, in order not to leave gaps when leveling. The extruded sealant should close all the next seam and protrude beyond it.
Moisten with water plastic spatula. Flatten them with silicone, good fluff crack. Wash the spatula with warm water and soap before the sealer hardens.
Finally smooth out the silicone. Wet it with water and soap and apply the lathered fingers. Not much push. Or smooth the surface of the silicone with a wet piece of soap.Immediately after filling in the first 5-10 minutes, the sealant is easily shaped. At this time buff the crack until smooth and stealth.
The excess sealant clean cotton cloth, dry or moistened with petrol. If hardened silicone, got out beyond the cracks, proved to be too much, remove it with a special solvent. Wash your hands with warm water and soap. If the silicone is dry, it is easily removed from the skin.
Ventilate the room in which the work is carried out by sealing cracks. Couples in the process of curing silicone sealants allocated to contain cleavage products: acetic acid, if the silicone-based acid, or alcohol, if the base is neutral. They cause irritation of the eyes and mucous membranes. Rinse the eyes with plenty of warm water to get rid of unpleasant symptoms.
In addition silicone sealant for fast repair of cracks and eliminate the leak suitable epoxy or adhesive, designed for bonding ceramics.