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Should I tile or skim it first

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:05 am
by Chrisd
Could i prime the walls and tile over the plaster or attempt to skim it first.

Re: Should I tile or skim it first

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:11 am
by London mike 61
Before you make any decisions, read this thread ;

pva-why-you-shouldn-t-use-it-as-a-tilin ... -t168.html

Mike

Re: Should I tile or skim it first

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:15 am
by Chrisd
London mike 61 wrote:Before you make any decisions, read this thread ;

pva-why-you-shouldn-t-use-it-as-a-tilin ... -t168.html

Mike
I've bought some proper bonding solution and tanking kit to do my plaster board behind the shower we had a plasterer look at it and he said he would bond it if tiling and skim if we where painting it but want it right 1st time as don't want to do it again

Re: Should I tile or skim it first

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:39 pm
by wine~o
Depending on your skill level... tiling on an uneven surface requires a lot more care and attention than tiling on a flat surface.

Apart from the normal tiling tools you will need a true and flat batten to check the tiles are all flush to the wall as you go...