Skim over internal render?

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Skatersaml

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Hi all,

My bathroom wall is currently tiled with what appears to be a keyed render behind (there is some sort of a grey thin coat inbetween the render and the time adhesive).
I want to remove the tiles and skim over the render.
Is this possible? If so, do I need to use a bonding agent or can I just use a multifinish?

Thanks in advance!!
 
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Hi all,

My bathroom wall is currently tiled with what appears to be a keyed render behind (there is some sort of a grey thin coat inbetween the render and the time adhesive).
I want to remove the tiles and skim over the render.
Is this possible? If so, do I need to use a bonding agent or can I just use a multifinish?

Thanks in advance!!
It's hard to say the best approach without seeing it. You can skim straight over with multi but will likely need a couple of coats of watered down PVA prior though. May be better to put a thin coat of hardwall on first though as it will probably dry the multi out fast.
I take it you've never plastered before due to asking the question and are thinking of attempting this yourself? If you're tiling back over this i'd suggest getting a plasterer to come and skim it, probably a day work and nice flat walls. Last thing you want is to make the walls pissed to tile on to
 

Rossi46

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It's hard to say the best approach without seeing it. You can skim straight over with multi but will likely need a couple of coats of watered down PVA prior though. May be better to put a thin coat of hardwall on first though as it will probably dry the multi out fast.
I take it you've never plastered before due to asking the question and are thinking of attempting this yourself? If you're tiling back over this i'd suggest getting a plasterer to come and skim it, probably a day work and nice flat walls. Last thing you want is to make the walls pissed to tile on to
You don’t use hardwall in thin coats.
 
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Hi all,

My bathroom wall is currently tiled with what appears to be a keyed render behind (there is some sort of a grey thin coat inbetween the render and the time adhesive).
I want to remove the tiles and skim over the render.
Is this possible? If so, do I need to use a bonding agent or can I just use a multifinish?

Thanks in advance!!
Is it not flat enough to tile over as it is
 

Skatersaml

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Sorry, I should have been clearer! I am only tiling behind the bath/shower. The other 2 walls will be tongue & groove/painted above.
In the picture you can see the current tile at the bottom, the render above (where I have removed a tile) and my dodgy skim on the ceiling above!
I have plastered before, can skim badly and render even worse! It's only in my own bathroom so I'm not too worried about the finish and am happy learning for the moment.
Thanks!
 

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Skatersaml

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Sorry, I should have been clearer! I am only tiling behind the bath/shower. The other 2 walls will be tongue & groove/painted above.
In the picture you can see the current tile at the bottom, the render above (where I have removed a tile) and my dodgy skim on the ceiling above!
I have plastered before, can skim badly and render even worse! It's only in my own bathroom so I'm not too worried about the finish and am happy learning for the moment.
Thanks!
 

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Stevieo

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I don't think I was clear enough - sorry! Hoping to remove the tiles and have tongue & groove/painted wall above.
(Awaiting a separate clarification message to be approved my moderators)

Doesn't sound like it will end well to me.

Vote Stevieo for more advice. Vote today.
 
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Sorry, I should have been clearer! I am only tiling behind the bath/shower. The other 2 walls will be tongue & groove/painted above.
In the picture you can see the current tile at the bottom, the render above (where I have removed a tile) and my dodgy skim on the ceiling above!
I have plastered before, can skim badly and render even worse! It's only in my own bathroom so I'm not too worried about the finish and am happy learning for the moment.
Thanks!
Having seen the picture i'd give it a couple of coats of PVA, first coat with multi mixed with bonding (roughly 75% multi, 25% bonding) then 2nd coat with multi. Let the first coat pull in before second coating
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Having seen the picture i'd give it a couple of coats of PVA, first coat with multi mixed with bonding (roughly 75% multi, 25% bonding) then 2nd coat with multi. Let the first coat pull in before second coating

Finkle the corners and sideswipe the upstroke. Boiled egg. Cross it left to right avoiding the corners and come back. finkle again. PVA not SBR unless you can get in early. Careful with the brush now. No flexi here because it's behind the tile. 3/4 key, obviously. You're not daft.

And the job's a good un.

Vote Stevieo for more advice.
 

Ritch

Well-Known Member
It's hard to say the best approach without seeing it. You can skim straight over with multi but will likely need a couple of coats of watered down PVA prior though. May be better to put a thin coat of hardwall on first though as it will probably dry the multi out fast.
I take it you've never plastered before due to asking the question and are thinking of attempting this yourself? If you're tiling back over this i'd suggest getting a plasterer to come and skim it, probably a day work and nice flat walls. Last thing you want is to make the walls pissed to tile on to
No offence bud but I’m pretty sure pvA and hardwall is s no no
 
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