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Discuss Primers for mapei leveling compound in the DIY Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. EdMac

    EdMac Active Member

    Location:
    MIdlands
    ON this thread: Floor Tiling On Concrete - Several Questions About Floor Prep and Laying - https://www.tilersforums.co.uk/threads/floor-tiling-on-concrete-several-questions-about-floor-prep-and-laying.87417/page-2#post-931307

    I asked abuit how to level a row of engineering bricks that sit 2 to 3mm below the concrete floor. They are only 4 inches wide so I wasn't going to use a SLC but because I have 1 corner with a very small area that dips I might as well do the bricks and that area with SLC.

    I went for
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    MAPEI ULTIMATE LEVELLER 1210 SELF-LEVELLING FLOOR COMPOUND 20KG

    at screwfix. This was £9.99 and the instructions say to use the Eco-T Primer which costs about £30. Is there a more generic primer that will do the job as I'm literally covering a surface area of about 0.5sqm so it seems steep to buy that primer.

    I already have Benfer Prim to prime for the tile adhesive - perhaps that would work?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Bond

    Bond TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Highland
    You can use primer that you have got,or SBR, or just clean and dampen area. Best practice to prime.
     
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  3. Albert

    Albert Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    The primer you have got will do
     
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  4. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    Use the primer you have got
     
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  5. EdMac

    EdMac Active Member

    Location:
    MIdlands
    Good news - thanks all.
     
  6. EdMac

    EdMac Active Member

    Location:
    MIdlands
    So I'm about to prime the small area I want to use SLC on. Presumably that'll take 30 mins or an hour to dry off. Then I want to apply the SLC. I gather that will be touch dry in a matter of hours. But it says 24 hours to fully dry.

    If I pour that at say 7pm will I be OK to prime and tile over at say 10am tomorrow morning.

    If I need to prime the rest of the floor area before tiling tomorrow should I prime it tonight or will it be OK an hour or two before I tile tomorrow? (Its hard to keep cats out of area and they may wee on the floor)
     
  7. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    A couple of hours before is fine so long as it dries
     
  8. EdMac

    EdMac Active Member

    Location:
    MIdlands
    Are you referring to primer or SLC?
     
  9. timeless john

    timeless john Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    North East England
    Or the dead cat!
     
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  10. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Im referring to the primer. Follow the manufacturers guidelines with regards to tiling.
     
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  11. EdMac

    EdMac Active Member

    Location:
    MIdlands
    OK thanks for clarifying, so I'll have to start tiling on Monday instead. This will go down well with my wife no doubt.;)

    Trust me one of them has no idea how close he is to having an unfortunate accident (I've even worked out where I could bury him without anyone noticing...:D)
     
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