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  1. Porcelainwood

    Porcelainwood Active Member

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    Dartford
    Hi People
    Strange thread starter topic I know
    When i used to work in a tile shop many moons ago a tiler used swear by using condensed milk to reaffix loose tiles mainly on the old victorian floors
    Fact or Fiction ??
     
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  2. pdc

    pdc Speling & grammer specialyst Professional Tiler

    Did he tell you that on April 1st?
     
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  3. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Hello! Have you signed up just to ask that ?:D
     
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  4. Albert

    Albert Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    Fact, I have also heard this but it was even before my time
    probably more Mr Pordums era ;)
     
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  5. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Think it's something to do with the casein in the milk reacting with the lime often used in a Victorian tiling.
    Think it's mentioned in Spons workshop receipts published in the 1800s!
     
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  6. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    When washing up, I often wonder whether you could use mashed potato or bean juice as a tile adhesive, as they normally dry, harden and stick to plates and bowls like s*** to a blanket.

    But condensed milk.... never heard of that one. But its fun to hear some of the old techniques and would love it if this was a true fact. Although wouldn't try it personally.
     
  7. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    North East England
    The OP works for Carnation!
     
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  8. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Topps tiles sells nestle condensed milk £57.00 per 200ml
     
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  9. Porcelainwood

    Porcelainwood Active Member

    Location:
    Dartford
    That is with the trade discount i hope = Only £ 5700 per 20kg carton NICE
     
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  10. Albert

    Albert Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    Probably the same price to everyone ;)
     
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  11. martin1c

    martin1c Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Cheshire
    As an alternative I'd try Weetabix for true sticking power
     
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