Filler advice for 2mm gap between worktop and glass splashback please

Discussion in 'Kitchen Fitters' Talk' started by Heather Jackson, May 22, 2020.

  1. Heather Jackson

    Heather Jackson New Member

    Hi.

    I am new to this forum and a baby diyer so please be kind.

    I have just installed a blue glass splashback behind hob, over a wood effect laminate worktop.

    I have stuck it and sealed it all around with clear Rapidgrab splashback & tile adhesive. It looks fine except at the bottom where it meets the worktop.

    It's too shiny and when standing at the hob looking down the light shines through.

    I want to put something of the 'rustic oak' colour there instead.

    I've thought about using
    1. colorfill
    2. Acrylic flooring sealant in light brown or
    3. Beige sanitary sealant

    Your advice and ideas would be welcome.

    Thank you in advance!
     

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  2. rogerk101

    rogerk101 Screwfix Select

    I've used Screwfix's Oak Flooring mastic in situations like that before with good effect. It's not a silicone, and not a decorator's caulk ... more of a frame sealer, so it's not glossy, doesn't shrink back by much, but stays flexible more or less indefinitely.
     
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  3. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    Very nice. Personally I'd use clear silicone, I think the oak effect would look awful and stick out like a sore thumb, but that's me. Whatever colour you opt for, I'd use silicone or frame sealant to finish it off.
     
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  4. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Screwfix Select

    I'm not sure that sanitary sealant is appropriate for food preparation areas so worth checking the MSDS for the products you are considering.
     
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  5. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Screwfix Select

    Just clear silicone will be fine Willy, let's face it, if someone drops a bit of fried bacon behind the hob it's only going to be there a couple of seconds..................hardly a major culinary fo par or a major health hazzard :D:D
     
  6. Heather Jackson

    Heather Jackson New Member

    Thank you Rogerk101. I was hoping someone had used the flooring sealant as that is my preferred choice. I think it will blend with the worktop best.
     
  7. ginger tuffs

    ginger tuffs Active Member

    pump some clear silicon out mix with blue paint put back into tube and silicon
     
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  8. Heather Jackson

    Heather Jackson New Member

    Thanks for your reply.
    I have already used clear sealant but it doesn't look right at the bottom.
     
  9. Heather Jackson

    Heather Jackson New Member

    Thanks ginger tuffs. That's an interesting option. I never thought of trying that. I might give it a go on a practice piece and see how it looks.
     
  10. ginger tuffs

    ginger tuffs Active Member

    ive use the paint and silicon trick many times it works well
     
  11. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select


    I like that, class idea, I'm definitely going to give that a try. :)
     
  12. ginger tuffs

    ginger tuffs Active Member

    we use to go around country removing door heads in iceland stores to get fridges out and in we at to supply new doors 2200 high so we would after lift transom up leaving holes in frame so we mixed paint and silicon to fill holes job was a good one
     
  13. ginger tuffs

    ginger tuffs Active Member

    did you try the silicon trick
     
  14. Heather Jackson

    Heather Jackson New Member

    Hi Ginger tuffs.
    Sorry for delay.
    I've struggled to match the blue of the splashback. It's a sort of smokey cornflower blue. But, thanks to your suggestion I did a bit more research and I've found a company that makes kitchen (food-friendly) compatible coloured silicone in RAL colours.
    I've tried blue and a light brown (chĂȘne) against an off cut of kitchen worktop and bits of tile that i've painted in blue just for an idea. I have to say, the brown worked best for me as it blends in with worktop such that it's almost invisible unless I really stare at it!
    So, after much-a-to-do I've made a decision and will give that a go! Who knew this little job would end up being so complicated!
    Thank you so much for your input. I learned a new diy trick that I never knew could be done!
    Kind regards,
    Heather
     
  15. ginger tuffs

    ginger tuffs Active Member

    i hope you get sorted its yourself that keeps looking at it
     
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