The Shower Waterproofing Solution, Explained
Leaks occur when water finds a way through porous tiles and grout, either through a break in the surface or by simply soaking through. The membrane below is designed to catch the water, but membranes are prone to failure through multiple causes. When the membrane fails, structural damage will result from the unchecked water leak.
The Shower Plug solution is to bypass the membrane system by sealing the porous tiled surface to make it totally waterproof.
Shower Plug seals and fixes a leaking shower without removing tiles. It is an invisible brush-on application that easily waterproofs tiles and grout for 10 years in one DIY.
After the brush-on treatment, the surface will be ready to use within 18 hours. No tiles are removed, and the surface appearance and texture will not be changed. The membrane below becomes redundant, and any trapped water remaining below the surface will evaporate.
Shower Plug will protect any masonry surface from all forms of water damage, including: efflorescence, mould, algae, discolouration, erosion and concrete cancer.
The Leader in Penetrating Shower Sealers
Shower Plug is the original sealant technology in Australian DIY
Designed, produced and tested in Australia by leading, PHD-level chemists
Appraised by the CSIRO, VUT and UNSW
Formulated from the highest-grade materials available
No known failures in its 20+ year history
Safer than household paint
Features and Benefits of Shower Plug
Shower Plug is a DIY shower seal product designed to save you the time and money of more complicated, low-tech methods like membrane replacement. With just a brush and cloth, anyone can apply Shower Plug’s advanced waterproofing technology for maximum effect.
These features make Shower Plug the best solution to fix leaking showers, outdoor balconies, concrete driveways, and other masonry surfaces:
30 minute application with full shower waterproofing within 12 hours
100% UV resistant for indoor and outdoor use and not affected by wear
Effects last 10 years minimum, with warranty
Shower Plug will not discolour tiles or make them slippery
Simple to use
Ideal for DIY users or tradesmen
Can be used on any masonry surface and all tiles, including ceramic, marble, slate, porcelain and terracotta
Shower Plug fixes a leaking shower without removing tiles
Produced and designed in Australia with the highest-grade formulation to make it the best waterproof sealant for showers available
Prevents all forms of water damage, including: leaks, mould, efflorescence, erosion and concrete cancer
Tried and tested
Ongoing success since 1992
The waterproof seal means less detergent and effort is required in future cleaning and maintenance
Tested and appraised by the CSIRO and leading industry bodies
The original shower waterproofing product in Australia
Shower Plug's advanced chemistry does the hard work for you.
DIY Bathroom Sealant Application Process
How to fix a leaking shower without removing tiles in 3 steps
What you'll need:
Regular superfine or sand cement grout (if the surface is cracked)
Bathroom silicone sealant
Frequently asked questions
Shower Plug is an impregnant, which is essentially a chemical treatment for masonry rather than a coating or a membrane. Shower Plug soaks into the masonry to chemically bond with it on a molecular level. No part of the treatment will sit above the surface, unlike coating-type waterproof systems.
The advantage is:
- It cannot fail due to physical wear and tear
- It will not change the surface appearance or safety
Due to its advanced formulation, Shower Plug allows the surface to ‘breathe’ by allowing trapped water to escape through evaporation. Coatings, membranes and many sealants are not breathable.
Shower Plug also prevents mould growth by denying it a damp surface to live on. Coating-type sealers do not achieve this and so mould remains an issue.
Wait 12 hours for the shower seal to completely cure.
You can use your usual cleaning products. Shower Plug will not be affected by any cleaning methods.
Australian customers can visit a local Bunnings Warehouse in the flooring section, or buy Shower Plug from our secure online shop. We ship across Australia and internationally.
If Shower Plug comes into contact with a silicone strip, the silicone will soften and then re-harden as it dries. Therefore, we recommend either:
- Protecting existing silicone with masking tape and avoiding it as you apply Shower Plug
- If the silicone strip is worn out, remove it, apply Shower Plug and replace it.
Shower Plug will work if the crack or craze is no greater than a hairline. Any cracks greater than that will need to be patched up with grout.