What is "Tanking" Exactly??

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  1. Screwed

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    Hi All,

    What exactly is "tanking"? I want to tile straight onto plasterboard (not green back, just ordinary). Should I tank this or overboard with aquapanel - is it possible to attach aquapanel directly onto plasterboard?

    The room had already been overboarded so seems silly to rip it all off.

    Thanks!
     
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    tanking is a way of waterproofing a substrate. this is a really good idea if your substrate turns to fluff when it comes into contact with water (like PB!)

    you can get 2 types - paint on, or sheet. Paint on is IMO easier for a diy. you cover the joints and corners with a mesh tape, then paint on the tanking with a roller or brush.

    if your doing it yourself have a look at bal wp1
     
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    Lovely, thanks for your reply, so basically I don't need to replace the PB or cover it with aqua board, I can just paint this stuff on?

    Thanks again, I was getting worried!!
     
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