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Tiling in this wall!!

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by Mary1, 30 Jul 2019.

  1. Mary1

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    Hi, I'm in need of some advice please on what work would need doing to get the wall in the following pictures ready for tiling?
    I'm having a kitchen fitted it's all going wrong and been done back to front, worktops fitted, but fitted badly ,so probably coming off anyway.

    Is it a big job to repair this? Will the whole wall need doing or can it be patched up?

    Many thanks in advance for any help!
     

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    Tends to happen when tiles are removed from a dry lined wall. It's normal, should easily be repaired by a skilled plasterer.
     
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    Hi, thanks for your reply. Is it easy enough even with worktops in situe please?
     
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    Ideally they would be off, just to prevent marking and damage. But can easily be done with them on.
     
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    Thank you, that's reasauring, just not sure if worktops will be replaced or not. I was wondering if a total novice could do it with a bit of research and effort? I'm a bit reluctant to get anybody in with the way things have gone so far.
     
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    Just speaking as the world's worst plasterer Mary, I reckon you could make a reasonable job using ready mixed plaster from wickes or whatever plus a proper plasterers trowel......certainly good enough to tile on top of, anyway.
    You've nothing to lose by giving it a go, but protect those tops with thick masking tape and a good layer of heavy paper.
    John :)
    Ps is that Wedgwood Blue Pacific I spy?
    J.
     
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    Ooh that's good news, I'm definitely willing to try. I've watched some videos!! What I'm most concerned about is how much of what is already there do I need to remove?
     
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    Very similar but no bot wedgwood
     
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    The skim coat that can be picked off with a finger nail has to go but don't overdo it.....the wall can be sealed with a PVA solution which will help to stabilise things. You need to get your plaster coat pretty flat but you can add more plaster if needed. A genuine plasterer could do it in a flash (if you can find one)!
    John :)
     
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    Thanks it's very dusty so do I need to get rid of all the dust with a brush by scrubbing it?
     
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    You'll be brushing for the rest of your life, Mary :eek: get rid of the loose stuff and give it a coat of the PVA solution.
    John :)
     
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    Ah ok lol obviously I don't have clue but i saw a video where they really scrubbed at it, glad I dont have to be thay thorough!
     
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    You may like to consider a timber window cill, of course - timber yards do set lengths and widths with a bull nose edge. Leaving an inch or so projection can cover a multitude of tiling sins :mrgreen:
    John :)
     
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    Ah yes, thank you, was wondering about what to do with the window sill. I asked the kitchen fitter if I could buy a wooden windowsill but he didn't know.
     
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    Sure you can - as the widths are usually more than the average plank of timber, MDF is an option and its fine so long as it is painted / protected or whatever.
    25mm (1") is a typical thickness and its dead flat. Fixing with No Nails or similar adhesive is fine so long as the timber has plenty of contact to the adhesive.
    John :)
     
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