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Tiling on newly skimmed walls

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by darrenbgray, 8 Nov 2014.

  1. darrenbgray

    darrenbgray

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    Hi,

    My bathroom is going to be part tiled (just inside the shower and above the basin) and the rest will be painted.

    The whole bathroom has just been skimmed. I am going to use a mist coat to prepare the walls for the paint but am wondering what I should do with the tiled area? Would the misting be sufficient, the tiles are 330 x 225 and are ceramic. I will be using Bal Max Flex fibre as the adhesive.

    Also, it is a downstairs shower so will hardly be used so not worried about tanking etc.

    Thanks,
    Darren
     
  2. PrenticeBoyofDerry

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    Do not to mist coat tiled area, it should be primed with PVA solution though.
     
  3. AdamCH

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    PVA or a tiling primer?
     
  4. tpt

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    use an acrylic or sbr primer, not PVA
     
  5. darrenbgray

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    I contacted BAL and they said I should use BAL Prime APD undiluted. Hope this helps other people.
     
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