Should I tile or skim it first

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Should I tile or skim it first

Post by Chrisd » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:05 am

Could i prime the walls and tile over the plaster or attempt to skim it first.
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Re: Should I tile or skim it first

Post by London mike 61 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:11 am

Before you make any decisions, read this thread ;

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

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Re: Should I tile or skim it first

Post by Chrisd » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:15 am

London mike 61 wrote:Before you make any decisions, read this thread ;

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

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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
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Re: Should I tile or skim it first

Post by wine~o » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:39 pm

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...
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