backerboard as underlayment for manufactured stone?


Old 05-16-10, 07:22 PM
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backerboard as underlayment for manufactured stone?

Sorry if this is the wrong group to post this to as this is really an interior question. I am going to be replacing my brick fireplace surround with a manufactured stone one. Per the instructions video I saw online, as well as the manufactures install instructions, I am supposed to nail/staple metal lathe (min 2.5 lb) to the wall and then skim coat it. When that sets up, then I can start the stone install. My question is, can I just use concrete backerboard and skip the whole lathe/skim coat step. It seems to the I'd end up with the same starting point in the end.

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Old 05-18-10, 01:40 PM
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Unless it is painted or glazed brick, you can apply it directly to the brick.

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