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Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by rjb2001, 3 Jun 2010.

  1. rjb2001

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    How long do you have to let a plaster skim dry before you can safely tile on it?
    Cheers,
    Rob.
     
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    When it's pale pink.
     
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    pva/sbr it first as well or tiles will fall off
     
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    Cheers guys. :)
     
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    Bloody PVA again; :rolleyes:
    DO NOT USE STANDARD PVA ON A TILING BASE or your tiles may well fall off.

    DO NOT USE AN SBR PRIMER UNLESS YOU’RE ADHESIVE MANUFACTUREER RECOMENDS IT.

    This time of year a plaster skim should be left 7-10 days before tiling, although it may have gone pink & looks dry, there will still be a residual moisture in the plaster. Tile over it & you will trap the moisture, it will take longer to set & could affect tile adhesion.
     
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