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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-06-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 122
Posted By Davy
A scratch coat isn't just a coat of mud but...

A scratch coat isn't just a coat of mud but rather a rough coat. After you apply about 3/8-1/2 inch of mud over the lath, you scratch it using a rake. Home Depot has the hand held rake that creates...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-06-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 122
Posted By Davy
Depending on your brick and if it's painted or...

Depending on your brick and if it's painted or not, the scratch coat may or may not stick to it. If the instructions say a scratch coat is recommended, I'd install lath using Tap-Con screws and apply...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-06-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By Davy
No, I haven't. I've never used All set so I can't...

No, I haven't. I've never used All set so I can't say. A mud bed is the best substrate for tiles but there other ways to get a flat floor. Having a flat floor will save you a lot of grief when you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-06-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By Davy
Like Cx and Brad said, there needs to be a...

Like Cx and Brad said, there needs to be a moisture barrier either behind the wall board or on the surface. He has neither one. The deal breaker in my opinion is the use of mastic in a shower. Not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-06-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By Davy
Just wanted you to know, using a 1/2 inch notch...

Just wanted you to know, using a 1/2 inch notch trowel won't give you a 1/2 inch of thinset. If that's what you need, I would install another mud bed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By Davy
John, how thick is the mud bed you'll be...

John, how thick is the mud bed you'll be removing? Are you trying to use Ditra and thinset in place of the mud bed so the new tiles will be the same height as the old?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By Davy
Hi Susanne, welcome. Sorry to hear about this....

Hi Susanne, welcome. Sorry to hear about this. It's possible the tiles can be removed and the mastic cleaned off the backs. Did he grout them?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,570
Posted By Davy
You could add a row of chair rails or similar...

You could add a row of chair rails or similar type trim between the two.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By Davy
It would be more noticeable if it were a 2 or 3...

It would be more noticeable if it were a 2 or 3 inch sliver against the ceiling. But most people won't notice on such big pieces if you cut it to fit the ceiling.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Davy
Looks like you have a plywood floor and most...

Looks like you have a plywood floor and most likely the plumber put the mud right on the plywood. Most of us here would put down tar paper and lath first to keep the plywood dry and to give the mud...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-04-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3,189
Views: 825,693
Posted By Davy
I can see that being a very handy tool. :tup1:

I can see that being a very handy tool. :tup1:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-04-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,189
Views: 825,693
Posted By Davy
Justin, if the shower has a ceiling that's going...

Justin, if the shower has a ceiling that's going to be tiled, draw square lines up there. I usually try to mud the back wall parallel with the curb and jamb. So I draw a line on the ceiling 6-8...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By Davy
A few years ago Home Depot had rolls of liner...

A few years ago Home Depot had rolls of liner that you would buy by the ft. Now days they have popular sized liners wrapped up tight with plastic bands. Like Cx said, they can be hard to flatten out....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By Davy
I like the way my chalk lines stay down after...

I like the way my chalk lines stay down after filling the Ditra with thinset. Without pre-filling, I usually use a clear acrylic spray over my lines so they won't walk up.

I think I've used...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Davy
Since I've never used the Ardex, I can't say for...

Since I've never used the Ardex, I can't say for sure the Prism would work any better. I've just never had those type problems with Prism. Grout release would work better than sealer. I would make...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-04-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By Davy
On the porcelain, I'd try some acetone and a...

On the porcelain, I'd try some acetone and a razor blade. No promises that it'll remove it. I also doubt the acid would help. On the cement, I'd be afraid of the acid eating away the cement and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Davy
I'd switch to Prism grout. But that's just me. ...

I'd switch to Prism grout. But that's just me.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Davy
The tiles look to be glazed. It's hard to tell...

The tiles look to be glazed. It's hard to tell how much texture the tiles have. Did you try to buff off the haze with a rag 45-60 minutes after washing? I don't know if this is a characteristic of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Davy
Are you happy with the grout? Maybe it's just the...

Are you happy with the grout? Maybe it's just the picture but it sure looks splotchy to me.

I've never used Ardex but did you try buffing off the haze with a clean rag about an hour after washing...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-02-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 545
Posted By Davy
I'm sorry to hear this but this is why you walk...

I'm sorry to hear this but this is why you walk away from a job instead of doing it wrong. I've had customers tell me how they wanted me to do their tile job. I've walked away a few times when I knew...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,034
Posted By Davy
I usually have several lattice sticks of...

I usually have several lattice sticks of different lengths on hand to carve the deck mud. Keep one end of the stick always pointing at the drain as you carve it. As you can see in the pic below, I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,034
Posted By Davy
Hi Tony. Keep in mind, deck mud isn't supposed to...

Hi Tony. Keep in mind, deck mud isn't supposed to be as hard as concrete. You want it porous so water will easily soak in as it flows to the weep holes. A sandy surface is normal but it does need to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Davy
It won't hurt to try. Keep in mind that just...

It won't hurt to try. Keep in mind that just spraying it on and wiping it off won't do much. I usually spray it on, let it dwell about 10 minutes, scrub it with a brush and then wipe it up with clean...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Davy
John, sorry I missed your question in post 3....

John, sorry I missed your question in post 3. Like Dan, I always silicone that tub to tile joint, never grout. If you already have it grouted, you can replace it now or wait for it to crack. I'd say...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-24-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Davy
What the others said. It would have been better...

What the others said. It would have been better to find a ceramic or porcelain that you like, one that has the shiny surface already in the glaze.
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