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Hi folks,
Is it possible to tile straight onto a masonry emulsion painted wall. The render and skim on the wall is sound. I am asking with regards to above my kitchen worktop and around a shower

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The paint needs removing Jim, try a wet sponge and scraper, or if that doesn't work 50 grit sandpaper...
What size/type of tiles?
 

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Hi Andy the tiles are 100 x 100mm cheapos
 
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Just the paint to remove then, no issues with the weight on render
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Thanks for the advice Andy. Whats an easy bead to use with 100 x 100mm tiles?
 
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Square edge plastic in the colour of your choice (personally try and go similar to grout) is easiest to cut and mitre..stainless looks better imo but plastic a bit easier, call into your tile supplier and see what they have in stock..
 

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Square edge plastic in the colour of your choice (personally try and go similar to grout) is easiest to cut and mitre..stainless looks better imo but plastic a bit easier, call into your tile supplier and see what they have in stock..
Square edge why didnt i think of that, for years i have been using the round over stuff which has always been a pain and never looks right. Does the square edge go over the tile or does it but up to it?

Have been advised to use SBR on the walls prior to tiling what you reckon? Whats the best adhesive for tile on masonry?
 
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Fit trim flush with tile..
Adhesive wise, would always recommend a slow setting cement based bagged adhesive,.. I haven't used it for years, but in theory with those size tiles you could get away with a reputable brand of thin bedded ready mix bucket adhesive..leave 24 hours before grouting..
Good luck with your project. :thumbsup:
 

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