Micro cement bathroom

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cassie

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I,m doing a micro course jan, looks to be a good market for it... is it totally waterproof ? ie. could be used in shower areas...
 

cassie

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already booked it mate, dont think Rob had owt going at the time, bloke im going to sounds good tho....
 

BobbyJack

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You will love the course Cassie. The possibilities with micro are endless. Our courses won't start till February .
 
hi plasterjfe choose the micro because i did a bit of research on it found you can do loads of different effects with it and did a course at that applicart spot in blackburn
 
I,m doing a micro course jan, looks to be a good market for it... is it totally waterproof ? ie. could be used in shower areas...
totally waterproof once you've sealed it. it can be used in shower areas even shower trays and sinks and wet rooms , so its seamless

I've found a lot of the people I've shown who like and want it were thinking of using or already have that plastic panel stuff
like robjack said there is loads of possibility with different effects i done a feature wall in a slate effect ill put some photos of that up
 

jamesthefirst

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Do you have to use a primer on most surfaces followed by at least 2 coats of the micro cement. Does the primer have sand for a key?
 

koubi

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It depends both on the substrate and the type of Microcement you are using.
If the substrate is porous, like a concrete floor or a self levelling compound , it should be no need to use a primer. A good Microcement will stick better directly on them without it. Applying microcement on a primer will make the primer becoming the new substrate and a barrier between the substrate and the Microcement . Therefore it will make it less durable (especially on floors, and if the primer is a acrylic one - with or without quartz). To regulate the suction it is better to use a base coat sealer , added with water, which will let the Microcement stick on the substrate under, without creating a barrier like a primer would do. For other substrates, like tiles, painted walls, wood etc.. A primer would then be applied.There is some very adapted primers, with very strong and sticky resins, which will allow a very good key.
To summarise: on a porous substrate in good conditions you can either simply wet the substrate or use a water based sealer added with water for an ease of application of the first coat of microcement and on a non porous surface use an adapted primer depending on the nature of the substrate itself.
 
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