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Plastering over tiles

Discussion in 'General Discussions On Plastering' started by craigEEE, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. craigEEE

    craigEEE Member

    My mum and dad have just had a new shower fitted but have got some marble style boards on the shower area and now all the walls look well out if level and tiles look Pissed

    Could I gypbond the tiles and bond the walls out and then re-skim?
     
  2. beader

    beader Private Member

    Take them off and do the job properly .imo
     
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  3. Nick.

    Nick. New Member

    Ive been told never plaster over anything thats smoother than your gooch and cant be bonded properly but as you please!
     
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  4. CeeVee

    CeeVee Well-Known Member

    Says in here you can...

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  5. Fatarm

    Fatarm Trainee mod

    Unifinish :)
     
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  6. Vincey

    Vincey Private Member

    I'd rip um off just brought a new makita sds it would chip um off in minutes or maybe as fatarm says unifinish
     
  7. John j

    John j Active Member

    Thought you could put the grit primer on tiles and skim em
     
  8. craigEEE

    craigEEE Member

    That's what I thought, I don't really want to be smashing tiles off all over the bathroom as the suite is in top condition so I'm not after the easiest option but the most practical
     
  9. Crouchie

    Crouchie New Member

    Take the suite out, or bubble wrap the sh** out of it with some cardboard and corex ontop of that get some duct tape


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  10. beader

    beader Private Member

    I don't care what anyone says there is just something so wrong about plastering over tiles.
     
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  11. Crouchie

    Crouchie New Member

    First time Iv heard of it to be hoe nest, Iv heard of tiling on tile


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  12. Djr

    Djr Active Member

    Yes blue grit or thistle bond it . It's not the best option but when we do pub refurb that's what they ask for. Plus it never comes of after that grit is on
     
  13. Donzo

    Donzo Active Member

    Uni finish 100% bonds on ceramic tiles if they are solid on wall.
    Not designed for it,but i have done it on at least 10 jobs,,,,,and painted some,,,not had any issues.
    Grit can also be used over them.
     
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  14. malc

    malc Private Member

    we have applied pva and skim onto tiles provided they are clean, not covered in grease.
     
  15. Crouchie

    Crouchie New Member

    Learn something new everyday, how did it work out with the distance between wall and bath tapes


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  16. Donzo

    Donzo Active Member

    Plastered over tiles in bathrooms when all white goods are out,,,,levelled off as required,,,,if margins where issues remove tiles as required
     
  17. Donzo

    Donzo Active Member

    Done that also malc,,,but found the bond is not as good as uni,or grit
     
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  18. malc

    malc Private Member

    we try not to use grit. as we like to apply skim very tight.
     
  19. Djr

    Djr Active Member

    What pva over tile and skim ooohhh no imo
     
  20. zolco

    zolco Private Member

    I can't believe you sold yourself out :eek:
     
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  21. choppa

    choppa Active Member

    Pic please make sure the milf is taking a shower.
     
  22. Topspread16

    Topspread16 Active Member

    I wouldn't go over tiles, especially with weight. Skim at push. Why not just try busting the tiles up then grit if you really can't be taking them off.


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  23. Djr

    Djr Active Member

    As I said who on earth would pva over tile and skim
    Might as well pva me van window screen and hope it takes ffs
     
  24. Crouchie

    Crouchie New Member

    Remember to leave a couple holes to see through


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  25. Donzo

    Donzo Active Member

    Weight,,,,i have seen loads of jobs where tilers tile on top of existing tiles with big heavy tiles if the deem it ok. Its not by the book but everyone will not pay by the book if there is a cheaper alternative.
     
  26. Donzo

    Donzo Active Member

    It was done like that,,pva sand mix left overnight,,,,,before grit came out and it worked for certain. Bonding was then skimmed then finish.
     
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  27. Danny

    Danny TPF OWNER

    I personally would rip them off but know plenty of people who would grit an skim no bother
     
  28. beader

    beader Private Member

    Plastering over tiles is just as bad as skimming over wood chip .Imo.
     
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  29. John j

    John j Active Member

    It must take a age to go off
     
  30. peterroberts

    peterroberts Member

    I would have thought if you pva the tiles then skim then tile again, you would be expecting the pva to hold the weight of the skim and the new tiles, as surely the pva would be just a film over the top of the tiles, wouldn't like to be in the shower/bath if the tiles failed.
    I would be taking them off and starting again, far better to do it right in the first place than to be sorry later
    Good luck
     
  31. John j

    John j Active Member

    Think the case is they don't want the mess or chance of damaging the suite. I.ve never done it but would as heard it can be done
     
  32. Donzo

    Donzo Active Member

    The question in this thread is can you skim over tiles.
    The answer is yes if you have margins.
     
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  33. Topspread16

    Topspread16 Active Member

    I wouldn't tile on tiles, paper over paper, carpet over laminate or even render over render. It's false economy, back to the base and start again. No matter what the cost because I'm being paid for it.


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  34. Donzo

    Donzo Active Member

    The real world is different not everyone can afford to smash tiles off,re new plasterboard etc,,,
    The correct method is not in dispute.
    Take them off.
    But again the question was can you plaster over tiles.
     
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  35. John j

    John j Active Member

    Like when I walls a bit bumpy or knackered. I give em 2 prices the go to extreme one or just skim it but what might happen one . Most time they just skim it
     

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