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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 43
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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 Yesterday, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 71
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 Yesterday, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
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 Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 824,271
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 Yesterday, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 824,271
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 Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
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 Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 138
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 Yesterday, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,018
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 Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 71
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: 1,018
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: 1,018
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: 1,018
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: 15
Views: 284
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: 981
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: 981
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: 346
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: 346
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: 171
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.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By Davy
A penetrating sealer is what you want to use on...

A penetrating sealer is what you want to use on grout but it's not like painting a protective coat on a piece of wood. The sealer soaks into the grout but allows it to breathe. I've sealed probably a...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-21-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 517,581
Posted By Davy
I've been working in a house where we turned a...

I've been working in a house where we turned a tub surround into a shower. When the electric went off, the homeowner and his girlfriend went to a hotel. When he texted me about it, I asked him if he...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 891
Posted By Davy
Same here. Prism and Permacolor have been my go...

Same here. Prism and Permacolor have been my go to grouts the last few years and haven't had any issues with either one. Not sure about the Permacolor but from what I've read, Prism has Calcium...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By Davy
What type of waterproofing/pan liner did you use...

What type of waterproofing/pan liner did you use on the shower floor? Is it on top of the mudbed?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Davy
George, you can use a paint on membrane as a pan...

George, you can use a paint on membrane as a pan liner and install your mud bed over it using the drain you have. I agree that since you have a curved curb, the paint on membrane would be easier....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Davy
Hi Richard. The first thing I would do is check...

Hi Richard. The first thing I would do is check your framing numbers to make sure it's up to snuff. Click on "Deflecto" in the dark blue bar above.
Forum: The Mud Box 02-17-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 517,581
Posted By Davy
Yeah, this cold snap is going to be a major...

Yeah, this cold snap is going to be a major problem for a lot of us down here. Our official temperature is at Dallas Ft Worth airport and they said it was -3 there yesterday morning, 2nd coldest day...
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