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Preparation of bathroom wall for tiling

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  1. Jon W

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    DSC_0567-480x854.JPG What do I need to do to this bathroom wall before I can start tiling? Thanks.
     
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    Remove all tile adhesive, repair skim/finish to plaster wall, the wall need priming first. Leave to totally dry and then prime walls prior to tiling.
     
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    Most of the walls are like this - should I just get all the loose plaster off and get it skimmed? Is there a quicker option? Can I use plasterboard?
     
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    I would fix tile backer boards to the wall and tile onto that, here are some instructions for fixing to a brick wall ;
    8. 1. Installation on brick walls
    8.1.1 Preparing the substrate
    Ensure wall is sound, clean and ready to receive HardieBacker®
    250 cement board. At minimum, the rear of HardieBacker® 250
    cement board and the masonry wall must be wiped down to
    remove all dust.
    8.1.2. Fixing sheets with tile adhesive, step 1
    Bond HardieBacker® 250 cement board to the masonry walling
    using tile adhesive. Apply tile adhesive to masonry walls using a
    6mm notched trowel. The tile adhesive must fully support HardieBacker
    ® 250 cement board and the HardieBacker® 250 cement
    board is firmly pressed into the tile adhesive.
    8.1.3 Fixing sheets with masonry anchors, step 2
    Use 9 pcs (3 rows of 3) ø 6mm x 50 mm masonry anchors with
    self embedding head. The masonry anchors are immediately
    fixed through the board into the masonry walls holding the
    sheeting in place. Do not overdrive head of anchor, it must be
    flush with face of HardieBacker® 250 cement board.
    Note: Do not dot and dab tile adhesive.
     
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    It would be easier just repairing the damage to the walls, rather than making a big job out of it. That is unless the basecoat plaster is also shot at?
     
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    I like the idea of the hardiebacker boards but don't really have the extra depth to play with. How about a sand & cement skim - I should be able to do it myself and won't have to wait long for it to dry?
     
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    Just follow what PPB of Derry told you. It's spot on.
     
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    What should I repair the plaster with? I've seen a few people talking about BAL rapidset but isn't this a tile adhesive rather than a filler?
     
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