Hi, bought a house and noticed large amounts of messy sealant round the bath. Removing it revealed that the panelling (which is on all the bathroom walls) had been fitted horizontally and the tongue of the panels is round the edge of the bath. I don;t know much about panelling but I would have though that it should be fixed vertically. in most places the tongue just about touches the egde of the bath, but across the end where the taps and shower are there's an approx' 4mm gap. I did try to use several layers of sealant ,letting them dry in between but it's not just a gap between the edge of the tongue and the bath , there's a hole behind it, if that makes sense and now there's a wet patch on the brand new wool carpet of the bedroom adjacent to the bathroom. I don't like the cladding and it hasn't been fitted well and where they put the beading around where it meets the ceiling and around the window is a mess of sealant and badly cut edging strips but we don't really want to pull it all off (bearing in mind it's fitted horizontally)just right now as we plan to replace the whole lot in maybe a year, but can't afford to do it now. The only option I can think of as an interim measure is to put a single course of tiles around the edge of the bath which will come down onto the bath edge, using a tile edging strip along the top of the row, but not sure if water will get down between the cladding and the tiles? Failing this ,is there some sort of a waterproof filler we could use to fill the bigger gap where the taps are before resealing? I know you can get right angle bath edging strips but never had much success with it before but prepared to give it a go if folks think it's the best option. Any advice gratefully received as we've got a shower we can't use ATM!