Step 1: After a plumber has disconnected the plumbing, remove the old vanity from the wall and dislodge any remaining sealant with the scraper. Selleys Silicone Remover will help.
Step 2: Use the stud finder to locate and clearly mark your timber wall studs. These will be used to affix and stabilise your vanity unit later on. Carefully mark and cut your pipe holes into the back of the vanity using a hole saw. These are for the water outlets.
Step 3: Move the vanity unit into position, using the spirit level to ensure it’s flush.
Step 4: Drill into the timber wall studs and attach cabinet screws. These will need to be at both the top and bottom of the vanity unit to ensure it’s secure.
Step 5: Assemble your tap ware according to the manufacturer’s instructions before affixing it to your vanity unit. Your plumber can assist with this part.
Step 6: Use your Selleys Wet Area silicone to steadily apply a thin bead of silicone all the way around the top edge of the cabinet.
Step 7: Place your sink base on top of the cabinet, slide it against the wall and press it firmly into place so the silicone sets in the right position. Allow it to set for a few hours.
Step 8: Once completely set, have a licensed plumber connect the water pipes and tapware.
Step 9: To protect the cabinet from any water damage you’ll need to seal the gap between the sink base and the wall. Use a clean cloth to wipe down any excess dust from the area ensuring that its completely dry. Then apply a thick, even bead of Selleys Wet Area silicone to the gap.
Clean and dry surfaces of oil, dirt and grease with turps and then Methylated Spirits. Allow to dry completely before applying silicone.
Using silicone to fix the vanity top onto the cabinet allows wiggle room. Once it’s completely dry, it won’t move.
When first applying product, extrude a small amount onto a piece of scrap material to ensure a smooth continuous flow of silicone sealant
Use a spatula dipped in detergent and water to tool off the sealant