1. We are pleased to announce the 'Home Automation' forum. Click here to get involved!

applying BAL WP1 onto bare plaster

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by simon_t, 17 Nov 2006.

  1. simon_t

    Joined:
    26 Jul 2006
    Messages:
    71
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kent
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hi,

    I've just bought the BAL waterproof kit and speaking to the woman in the shop she advised me against applying it directly to the wall as it stands now. At the moment it is just the bonding coat without any finishing coat. I didn't see the point of putting a finish coat on as it will be completely covered over with tiles soon.

    The finish is smooth, but obviously not as smooth as a finishing coat skim would give. Is it Ok to apply the WP1 to this surface or do I need to skim over first?

    Cheers,
    Simon

    PS. I have read the instructions on the tin, but it does not mention this as a requirement, only that it can be used on plaster\plasterboard and how long it must have been allowed to dry for.
     
  2. Jasonb

    Joined:
    20 Aug 2004
    Messages:
    2,420
    Thanks Received:
    93
    Location:
    Surrey
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Although your bonding may be smooth it is a lot more porous than a skimmed wall so the adhesion of the tanking may be reduced. Give BAL technical line a call, number should be on the kit they are yery helpful. Or their website now has a technical queries forum.

    Jason
     
  3. simon_t

    Joined:
    26 Jul 2006
    Messages:
    71
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kent
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hmm, that's a good point, I never thought of the porosity of the surface. I shall try giving them a call, now where did I put the packaging?? :eek:

    simon
     
  4. Moz

    Moz

    Joined:
    19 Jun 2005
    Messages:
    5,141
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    http://www.bpindex.co.uk/manf.html?id=1060

    here

    but your are ok ...

    jase lad
    Top fella
    with respect you can only give advice as said ...
    I wouldnt get into it ,
    most are liers or stupid ......




    its just Im a drunk ... I will now
     
  5. gcol

    Joined:
    22 Sep 2005
    Messages:
    6,597
    Thanks Received:
    53
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Go for a lay down Moz.
     
  6. Moz

    Moz

    Joined:
    19 Jun 2005
    Messages:
    5,141
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    smackdown ........for you gcol :)
     
  7. gcol

    Joined:
    22 Sep 2005
    Messages:
    6,597
    Thanks Received:
    53
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Whateva - talk to the hand be-eitch....
     

Share This Page