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Preparing plasterboard walls for tiles

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by Mark Huddleston, 12 Apr 2019.

  1. Mark Huddleston

    Mark Huddleston

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    I'm after some advice about the preparation of plasterboard walls for tiles. I've stripped the old tiles off and today used a steam cleaner and scraper and made a start removing the adhesive. In the photo shown I've done more work towards the right of the photo and its quite smooth in places.
    I do plan on getting a professional tiler in but wanted to try and keep the cost down by doing some of the preparation.
    Do I have to completely remove all adhesive or just the bulk of it and smooth/sand it back?
    Is there a special type of plaster to use to fill any holes?
    In places I've take the top layer of paper off. Does this need priming/filling?
    I do realise it may be easier for professionals just to replace the entire plasterboard but like I said I don't mind doing some work ahead of the professionals to keep the cost down.
    Thanks in advance.



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    That is totally destroyed, and any repair attempt is futile.

    Cut out the area where the tiles were and fix in a new piece of plasterboard. You will only need a single sheet, cost less than £10.
     
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    I did think this was going to be the reply to be honest. I think I’ll just leave it to the professionals.
     
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    Cut out and replace with aqua panel or similar .
    Or abandon tiling and use panels .
     
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