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  1. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    So I have stripped this kitchen wall back and the skim coat has come off most of the wall with the tiles. Underneath is a bonding /base coat plaster. That is sound and level. But for the lack of a skim coat the wall is in great condition. I know that you can't tile on bonding and I would normal reboard but there isn't the depth at the back of the hob to do so.

    What plaster do you use that can i skim on that is suitable for use on an undercoat and will set off sharpish?
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2018
  2. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    One coat plaster...
     
  3. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    Thank you! Anything to do to wall before applying one coat ? Prime ? How long until it can be tiled on. I’m doing 2mm
     
  4. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    5:1 water to PVA, coat the walls. When dry 3:1 PVA on the walls and then trowel them up. 2mm skim? Will be dry the following day. Leave as long as you can though
     
  5. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    Many thanks

    Must it be pva or would primer g suffice. I can go and get pva if needed
     
  6. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    It might work fine. I tend to carry PVA so use that as it’s tried and tested. Primer works on a finish coat so there’s no reason why it wouldn’t work on bonding.
     
  7. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    Thank you for that. I can get some pva tomorrow. Belt and braces and all that
     
  8. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Yeah, also have a read on the tub about what it says about using it for plastering. They vary with what they recommend. It’s usually about 5:1 then 3:1
     
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  9. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    I've used acrylic primers for plastering small patch up jobs with no issues..
     
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  10. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    Thank you both for you advice
     
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  11. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    Skimmed this morning. Wall are looking really nice. Good job too...white metros with grey grout !
     
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