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I've put up my cement board walls now not sure what 2 use on it as a thin coat? I am not going 2 put tile on just want a textured cement look. Also is there a metalic type paint I can use on cement? I'm looking for options in my new shower area. There is a wax or plastic also that looks like it was a type of tile adhesive that I don't know how to get off before I stain or paint the concrete. Any suggestions on how to get it off? Can I use spray paint on the concrete in a shower area? Thank you
Cement backer board is okay but probably a bit of over kill for most applications since the backsplash really doesn't get wet in most kitchens. In our last house the tile was applied to common drywall and worked just fine for the 25 years we lived in the house. Our current house has green drywall board which is more moisture resistant than common drywall but is not waterproof like cement board.
What is the difference between a cement pressure plate and a cement board?
The two main purposes are different, different performance, different components.
I'm preparing to replace the tiles in my foyer. It's a townhouse, about 20 years old with no basement. I don't know much in the way of construction, but since it's on ground level I think there might just be a cement slab underneath the existing tile. Can I install the tiles directly over the cement slab after removing the old tile or do I need a backer board? And if I do, how do I account for the height difference? Thanks in advance!
Cement board is only 1/2 thick, concrete would be at least 2 ( probably 6 thick) you will know the difference by taping it with a hammer. You can remove the existing tiles and install new tiles onto the existing concrete. If any concrete is broken or damage, you will have to patch the broken concrete, let dry, and install tiles 24 hours later. Wait 24 hours before you grout.
We are building a new house and I am going to install tile in the bathrooms myself, we have the drywall hung and will be sanded in the next day or two. My question is, can I go ahead and hang the Cement backer board in the showers? or do I need to wait until the drywall is sanded or primed? Thanks :o)
You can hang it anytime, but with the sanding of the drywall comes a lot of dust all over every thing, that you will have to clean off the cement board for good adhesion.
Gypsum board, cement board, glass magnesium board to do the kind of good ceiling
Conventional ceiling or gypsum board is the best, easy to cut easy to shape.
Why is the peeling paint on the cement board?
No, how can you use a cement board to ceiling? Faint nonsense! Cement board see a cloudy day there will be a lot of moisture, interior wall putty with the interior latex paint to see the tide off, brush glue is useless. You do not believe in a piece of cement board on the room, cloudy rain when you look, is not told me the same, thank you hope to adopt
We are using quality 3/4 plywood as the base - can we glue the tiles directly to this wood or does there need to be something between the wood and the glue/mortar?
it wud be good if u use cement boards! if u stick it to wood directly: 1) if termites come there will be a problem, 2) wood will eventually become weak!! there was a renovation at my house and cement boards were used on top of wood!! :)
Bought new ceramic tile for kitchen and the old stuff is hard to get up. I want to keep the cement board that is in there for the new stuff.
Putting down backer board is a waste of time and money when going over a smooth cement floor. Backer board is used to stiffen up an existing wooden floor or wall. It can also be used when planning a shower to allow for build up to slope to a drain. As far as sweating is concerned backer board will not prevent it if it is a problem. It will just make your floor thicker. The sweat comes from the air contact with a cooler floor surface it is not from water seeping through the floor. A dehumidifier will help to solve this problem in the summer months. Make sure you use a sufficient base of thinset (1/4 inch trowel minimum, 1/2 inch if uneven or rough spots). Mixing a latex additive to the grout is also a good idea in below grade and outdoor grouting situations.