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Tiles all complete and then back to the start again!

Discussion in 'DIY Disasters' started by Jupiter01, 3 Aug 2019.

  1. foxhole

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    I always butter the back of large format tiles , they need plenty of grab to be safe.
     
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  2. EddieM

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    More to do with voids it leaves behind the tiles, which will make cracking them very easy.
     
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  3. Jupiter01

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    Is this argument equally valid for wall tiles? I can appreciate that with floor tiles there is a greater likelihood of items dropping and hence exposing the frailty of these voids.
     
  4. Keithmac

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    If you've ever removed dot and dab tiles (not very difficult to get off) you'll see why it's nit not recommended.
     
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  5. foxhole

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    It’s can be very difficult to fit a wall tile level and vertical with only a few contact points , if your wall is flat and you apply even coat then the tile will sit level and flat much more easily .
     
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    Not read thread or replies must prepare surface first with that glue stuff.. Cant for the life of me remember the name.. Anyway paint on with a brush.. Water down n read destructions. Leave to dry until it looks clear and is tacky to touch. Then use the correct adhesive for the surface you are putting the tiles on
     
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  7. Keithmac

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    Last thing you want in a bathroom is PVA under the tiles..
     
  8. H2Gizmo

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    There's a specific primer
     
  9. Jupiter01

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    Does this primer need to be applied when fixing tiles to new boards? Is this tanking or something else?
     
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