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Tiling directly onto plasterboard

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by DSL, 4 Jan 2006.

  1. DSL

    DSL

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    Simple question this ... Is it OK to tile directly onto plasterboard (with primer) or would I be better off skimming first?
    (p.s. The wall is to be used as a shower wall so would I be better off using Aquapanel instead? Cost puts me off a bit though!)
     
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    Personally, on plasterboard, I just rake off all loose paint, give the surface a good deep scratch, coat it with diluted PVA, and let it dry off.

    Some tilers prefer not to use a PVA-based primer. If you search the forum you'll soon discover some vociferous disagreements about this issue.
     
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    Aquapanel only in a shower....the cost may put you off but the tiles will soon follow off p/board.... particularly if there is no shower extract fan :cry: Just look @ the thread by strongbowpeter ;)
     
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    How about green (moisture resistant) plasterboard instead?
     
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    moisture resistant boards are used on most of the new work ive done on site. I will be honest i think there a blag, ive never seen tiles fall off plasterboard in all my years due to the plasterboard.
     
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