I had to silicone seal a small gap around bottom joint of our shower screen, where it is attached to the wall. We realised that a small but steady drip was soaking the floor over time. I sealed it fully about 7pm and it seemed 'set' following morning. So I used it, but still a small drip was magically seeping through.

So, could this be because after 14 hours it had not cured properly, or more likely I simply did a bad job? If it was because it was not properly cured, have I now ruined it? EIther way, can I simply plug in some more or should I start again?

Thanks for any advice guys.

2 Answers 2


The silicone was probably cured enough to be used. The problem is probably either a poor bond due to surface contamination or a leak location you haven't found.

If you wish to re-caulk, peel and scrape the existing bead away and clean with alcohol.


Is it old silicone? I've used bottles that were expired and they simply never 'cure'.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.