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tiles onto artex

Postby diynot » Thu May 22, 2008 6:39 pm

I have a plasterboard bathroom wall that has been papered, artexed and then painted with bathroom paint. I wish to tile the wall. Do i need to rip everything back to the plasterboard or is it possible to tile directly on top of this mess?
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Postby plumbbob » Thu May 22, 2008 9:22 pm

The trouble is, the tiles may not adhere to surface, or one of the different layers may fail causing the tiles to fall off. If the wall is a stud wall it would be very easy and cheap to remove the plasterboard and replace with new. Then tile directly onto the new surface. No plastering needed.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Thu May 29, 2008 1:51 pm

you could even just stick new plasterboard up over what's already there. i'd screw it to the joists though, not dot and dab over that background. will save a lot of time and mess though you'd lose an inch or two from the room.
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