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How long does silicone sealant take to dry?

Asked by downtide (22382 points ) May 15th, 2010

I am replacing the silicone sealant between my bath and the wall. The instructions do not say how long it takes to dry, nor how long I will have to wait before I can use the shower. If I apply the sealant in the evening and leave it overnight, will it be safe to shower in the morning?

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dpworkin's avatar

It doesn’t really dry, it cures, and it continues to cure for weeks. It is generally usable after 24 hours, but gets better as time goes on.

Lightlyseared's avatar

24 hours and it should be water tight.

downtide's avatar

excellent, thank you both.

OreetCocker's avatar

Don’t forget to do it whilst your bath is filled with water :-)

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