Can I just say that as a decorator (among other things), I have wasted so
much time trying to get silicone off wood and walls before I can paint them.
The other day I started to undercoat some dado rail hoping it would be quick
as I was on a bit of a tight schedule only to find that the ..... ......
who did the tiling and the dado had filled the gaps with silicone and
smeared it all aver the dado and the wall edges. Could all of you joiners
and tilers etc pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease use caulk instead and only use silicone
in the appropriate places ? It's not right, it's not clever and it's against
the law. (Well it's not really against the law but don't tell the joiners
that). There's no need to silicone everything, it's lazy and inconsiderate
to do so and it's really annoying for decorators (well it is for me anyway).
Thanks for listening.
Just spent days scraping this s**t off an old fireplace someone had seen
fit to cover with plywood, so I know EXACTLY where you're coming from.
My own favourite rant is against plumbers who leave floorboards loose and
full of gaps.
Us 'joiners' do that just to give painters something different to do, as it
must get boring just pushing a brush around all day - says me ducking behind
the parapet LOL
On a serious side, as an old chippie, I quite agree with what you are
saying, the younger generation seem to use it for absolutely everything
these days - and it seems to be a badge of honour to have their clothes
covered in the damn stuff as well. The annoying part is, rather than get
something to fit properly, they just say 'bang it on' an well fill the gaps
after with mastic.
Ye I'm glad some people agree with me. It's true about people putting it
everywhere. I always wonder why tilers run a line of it down the corners
from top to bottem in public toilets. Is it because people piss all over the
walls after drinking coffee and chewing on a big Mac ?
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