Hi macduy You need to cut out the old silicone, remove any residual traces with your finger nail. Sand back the sill to remove all loose paint and leave the wood to dry out. This will be difficult with the tap in such close proximity but try standing a sheet of an impervious material behind the tap. Paint the sill - probably 2 coats plus a top coat then reform the silicone bead. Regards S
Thank you for your reply and the tips, I appreciate it. I'll give this a go, the wetness due to proximity and constant use of the sink might be an issue - I was thinking of repainting the sill in the evening to give it time overnight to dry. If there are any other ideas, I'm all ears.
Hi macduy There are two separate drying periods needed. The longer one will be to dry out the timber itself and I would leave for a week for the sill to dry. Once painted, overnight should be more than enough. Regards S
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