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Morning all,
I have a wall to tile with 600 x 150 split face tiles. At two local tile shops, I was told to remove as much of the paint that was on there as possible and then score the surface to allow for the adhesive to bond well. I spent yesterday sanding it down (what a job that was BTW!) and will score it before I wipe it all down, sugar soap and prime it using the recommended primer for the BAL fibre flex us we have. Then we plan on slowly tiling the wall over a period of days.
Am I missing anything? I was told I didn't need backer boards as it is a block wall and not a stud wall. We were planning to appoint someone to do it for us but since the lockdown and with time on our hands, we are going to do it.
Any final bits of advice would be very welcome. IMG_20200409_070847.jpgIMG_20200409_070859.jpg
 
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