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Tiling a garden wall (duplicate threads merged)

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by dave1975, 26 Mar 2020.

  1. dave1975

    dave1975

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    I have a low garden wall which I want to add mosaic tiles to but the bricks are quite bumpy so It will need smoothing out first. Should I render it or use plaster bonding?
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    I have a low garden wall which I want to add mosaic tiles to but the bricks are quite bumpy so It will need smoothing out first. Should I render it or use plaster bonding?
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    Can you not baton it out and use cement board to fix the tiles to.
     
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    The wall is only about 16” so it seems a lot of hassle. Also because the bricks are so bumpy it’d be a pain getting a fixing
     
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    OP,
    what you propose works in hot countries but less successful over here.
    the soaking, freezing and expanding can blow off low level tiles.
     
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    this is a double post mate. i replied to the post in building.

    dont ever use bonding on the exterior.
     
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    Rendered garden walls don't last long in our weather conditions hence why I mentioned cement board and something like CT1 to stick your tiles on.
     
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    Wife tiled a garden table ( mosaic) frost got under surface and after a couple of years most of the tile surface had blown .
     
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