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PVA applied to wall before tiling!! HELP

Postby ianb » Sat May 10, 2008 9:48 pm

PVA has been applied to walls which I wish to tile in a 3:1 ratio, Any experienced advice on what/ if anything can be coated over this to enable me to tile the walls securely?
Thank you.
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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby rosebery » Mon May 19, 2008 8:36 am

You can't - get as much off as possible preferably all although that will be almost impossible. Warm water, a scrubbing brush and plenty of elbow grease.

What's the substrate?

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Postby mdpmspitfire » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:45 pm

you can re-pva over existing but dont allow to dry fully before fitting tiles
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:14 am

where are the tiles? if in the kitchen then i'd be inclined to leave it and just tile.

if shower/bath then you definitely want to remove. or you could reskim the wall - apply pva and plaster when tacky. then use a latex primer once the plaster had dried.
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