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Unread 05-31-2020, 04:38 PM   #31
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Thanks to both of you!

CX, how many coats do you suggest? Or what should it look like?
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Unread 05-31-2020, 05:01 PM   #32
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I'm not Cx but I've been called worse. Usually when I'm done, you can't see the Durock print thru it.
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Lol! I was referring to his comment before yours. Ok, I was thinking of doing more coats. Wasnt sure if more coats would affect tile adhesion. Thanks!
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To clarify for CX, I was referring to where the sheetrock and the durock meet at the edge of the shower as shown in the pictures. The mud is sitting a little higher than the Durock surface. I'm just not sure if I need to Shem some of that back off where you see my black lines drawn so my tiles sit evenly or if the thinset well correct that.
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Unread 05-31-2020, 05:28 PM   #36
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Travis, Custom Building Products formerly published specific thickness requirements for each coat and for the thickness for the total application of RedGard. That was at least a measurable quantity, although scarce anybody actually measured their applications. Indeed, back in the day Custom included a wet thickness gauge with every bucket of RedGard.

Then their marketing department, for reasons I still don't comprehend, decided that was too complicated (causing people not to purchase RedGard?) and now they tell your how many square feet you should cover with a full container of the product if you've applied it per their instructions. You should at least read the installation instructions for the product.

But the requirement, as is the requirement for most similar products, is that you end up with about 20 wet mils (20 thousandths of an inch) for each coat, more than one coat, and a final covering of 20 dry mils. They all want you should apply this with a paint roller and I can assure you that if you use a paint roller the way you'd use it on your bedroom walls, you'll not even get reasonably close to the recommended thicknesses.

RedGard is the only such (ANSI A118.10) product with which I'm familiar that sets a maximum limit on applied thickness, which I think is 125mils. You can't exceed that in your wildest dreams.

[Edit] To your new question, you want your wall flat for tiling. If you have lumps of anything at all on the substrate that might interfere with your tile installation, it should be removed.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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10-4 CX! Thanks again!
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