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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By John Bridge
Hi Denny, :) I did a lot of Saltillo back in...

Hi Denny, :)

I did a lot of Saltillo back in the day. At some point most of the finishers switched from poly-urethane to acrylic. I wonder is that might be your problem, since a lot of strippers...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 03:23 PM
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Views: 4,630,806
Posted By John Bridge
That's some pretty impressive work, Jeff. :)

That's some pretty impressive work, Jeff. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-07-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By John Bridge
I would start out with a pressure washer. :)

I would start out with a pressure washer. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 149
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jason, :) We'll have to decide on a SLC...

Hi Jason, :)

We'll have to decide on a SLC manufacturer and contact them. I sure don't know the answer. What brand do you have or plan to use?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jeff, :) I don't think it takes that long...

Hi Jeff, :)

I don't think it takes that long to cure. Make a sample with scrap Wedi and tile. Bond the two together with the same thinset, wait four or five days and pry the tile off the board. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Gordon, :) Wood will work over a wood...

Hi Gordon, :)

Wood will work over a wood floor. If your floor is concrete you'll need to use bricks or cement blocks. Wood will draw moisture from the concrete and swell the wood, thus popping...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Rudy, :) I think you mean a crown...

Hi Rudy, :)

I think you mean a crown molding.

You could use any of the thinsets that are designed to stick to existing tile. If it's high enough that it won't get soaked constantly you could...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 253
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ming, Jerry Miller is our pool expert....

Hi Ming,

Jerry Miller is our pool expert. I'll ping him, but here is his contact just in case. :)

https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/private.php?do=newpm&u=7417
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Larry, :) First, use backerboard tape...

Hi Larry, :)

First, use backerboard tape and thinset on all the joints. :)

Figure on allowing the front end tiles (back cut as CX suggests) extending a little more than necessary past the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-30-2020, 04:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Al, I used to keep small cans of primary...

Hi Al,

I used to keep small cans of primary color enamel, red, blue, yellow, plus white. Experimenting a while I could come up with an almost perfect color match. If the glaze has a sheen use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Chris, :) Some of the questions depend on...

Hi Chris, :)

Some of the questions depend on how large a tile you're using on the walls and bench.

You don't need to tape the cement board against the ceiling. No water is going to get that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 378
Posted By John Bridge
Hi and welcome to the forum. :) I wondering...

Hi and welcome to the forum. :)

I wondering how it is you're tiling over existing tile.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-19-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Matt, :) Any acid will etch marble. Maybe...

Hi Matt, :)

Any acid will etch marble. Maybe you can replace the tile? Is it a single tile?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ricardo, :) Ditra XL is excellent stuff,...

Hi Ricardo, :)

Ditra XL is excellent stuff, but everything depends on how thick your tiles are. I do not recommend trying to build up with thinset.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Tim, :) I have installed surface mount...

Hi Tim, :)

I have installed surface mount shelves successfully using silicone caulking. Clean and dry the tile carefully. Use small gobs of silicone on the shelf. You'll need to tape it in place...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-09-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By John Bridge
Unlike Dave, I like pebbles on shower floors,...

Unlike Dave, I like pebbles on shower floors, and I use them for matching accent borders around the walls. I do not like the round pebbles, though, for reasons already stated. Instead I tell people...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-09-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By John Bridge
Hasta la vista, Brad. Hope it all works out for...

Hasta la vista, Brad. Hope it all works out for you. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-29-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome aboard, Robert. :)

Welcome aboard, Robert. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-29-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 77,781
Posted By John Bridge
I haven't heard from the owner in several months....

I haven't heard from the owner in several months. Been meaning to call him, but fact that he hasn't tried to contact me tells me things aren't good. It was a great product line. I really hate to see...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-26-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By John Bridge
I'm certainly not nearly as knowledgeable as...

I'm certainly not nearly as knowledgeable as Jeff, but I have achieved a good honed appearance with 220 grit paper. 600-800 will not make it shiny, just a finer hone.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 128,859
Posted By John Bridge
Hi All, :) Everything I've written points to...

Hi All, :)

Everything I've written points to the Kerdi Shower System, and that's what I would still recommend. For someone who has never touched tile before, start with the Kerdi Shower Book.
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-24-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Antonio, :) Not a lot of information...

Hi Antonio, :)

Not a lot of information there. How old is the house. What type of "wall panels?.
Forum: The Mud Box 06-24-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By John Bridge
I'll point out that those flashing strips are...

I'll point out that those flashing strips are likely to be bent into the bed joints between courses. Would be pretty tough to re-flash, I think. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 16,766
Posted By John Bridge
Hi John, :) If you do get a little...

Hi John, :)

If you do get a little squeeze-out, let it set up for two or three hours and then scrape gently with and old rounded screwdriver or something similar --- something that won't reach...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Matt, :) Acetone won't do anything to...

Hi Matt, :)

Acetone won't do anything to cement. The tile looks like ceramic to me. If it is in fact stone, as long as it's not marble, limestone or slate you can use sufamic acid, which is...
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