Vertical Tiling Over Brick


Old 03-10-10, 04:04 PM
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Vertical Tiling Over Brick

I have a faux fireplace in my living room and am looking to tile over it. The brick has several layers of latex paint on it. Would it be easier/better to screw 3/8 cement board to the brick and tile over that? If that is the case, what is the best way to join the joints in the cement board?
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Old 03-10-10, 05:18 PM
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With the brick painted it might be better to add the cement board to aid in adhesion but I can't say for sure. I have stuck tiles using fortified thinset (also called latex modified) and have had no problems getting them to stick to painted drywall so maybe do a test one.

For the seams, you use special mesh tape and coat it with a layer of thinset.

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