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  1. JohnMar79

    JohnMar79 Active Member

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    Edinburgh
    What seems a bit of a stupid question but having watched videos on youtube of people demonstrating the use of washing up liquid in silicone forming whenever I use an empty bottle of say Dettol etc I get about 3 squirts and then the spray mechanism gives up. Presume this is due to the washing up liquid and seals any recommendations for a bottle that works?

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  2. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    You can pick up a spray bottle for £1 at Lidl.
     
  3. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yorkshire
    eBay there are loads if you can't be arsed to get off the settee
     
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  4. Chalker

    Chalker Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    Tadcaster
    How much detergent are you mixing in?
    Doesn't need much. Just a small squirt in a bottle
     
  5. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yorkshire
    I've been trying this method quite a bit recently as I never used to do it, be carefull how you apply the silicone first as I feel the soapy water can get behind the silicone in places and stop it sticking to the tile, although it may look smooth and good
     
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  6. JohnMar79

    JohnMar79 Active Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Yes I'm aware that too much liquid can get behind the silicone on the wall and stop it sticking long term. Even in low concentrations of washing up liquid say 10% the spray mechanism just gives up. Maybe I have just been unlucky but after three different bottles was beginning to wonder.
     
  7. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yorkshire
    your best bet is just soaping up your profile tool and finger if you use that!
     
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  8. JohnMar79

    JohnMar79 Active Member

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    Edinburgh
    Tend to find that leaves too much liquid on the tool or my finger which then makes matters worse. Can see the advantage of a light sprayer keeping things tidy.
     
  9. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Aberdeen
    Got to find a spray bottle that produces a very fine mist so that you are not soaking silicone. Hairdressers have good ones but they won't let me in shop as I'm like kojak and bad for business :( so I just had to find by trial and error!
     
  10. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Gloucester
    I always use a dry finger..
     
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  11. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Aberdeen
    Bet wife doesn't like ...... sorry will behave!
     
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  12. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Nottingham
    You apply a thick bead first on clean dry surface, then spray and tool off.
    No soapy water can get behind the bead.
     
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  13. JohnMar79

    JohnMar79 Active Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Through trial and error solved the problem Screwfix do a simple gardening spray bottle for about £5 that does the job without the seals failing.
     
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