Rubbing on tiles: new look for the bathroom.

Your tiles are out of date or you are tired of them? No problem. Before the stamper is used, you should think about plastering. This is not only cheaper, but also looks good.

Plaster on tiles, is that possible?

Ceramic tiles have been the non plus ultra of any bathroom design for decades. In the course of time, some fashion trends have come together, from grandma's green decorative tile to monochrome Allerlei. But tiling is associated with work, dirt and money. Our tip: put on and structure the plaster.

You do not need a professional for this practical alternative. The tiles remain on the wall, are only upgraded visually. Coating with a rubbing compound is easier than you think.

advantagesold tiles can remain on the wall, cheaper than new tiles, color design possible
disadvantagegood preparation necessary, only conditionally washable

What do you need for this?

  • Various cleaning agents, lime remover or thinner
  • Cleaning bucket, sponge
  • Brush, foam roller or similar
  • joint filler
  • primer
  • Putzgrund

Prepare tiles

Tiles are very handy in terms of cleanliness. Nevertheless, limescale and soap remains have accumulated over time and must be carefully disposed of. The tiles must be clean and free of grease. You can roughen the surface so that the primer sticks well to the primer coat.

It does not matter if tiles are cracked or broken. These are then filled up with a joint filler to create a smooth, even surface.

Apply primer

To keep the plaster on the smooth wall, a primer is required. The primer forms the link between the tile and plaster layer. Thus prepared, later the Reibeputz structure can be designed.

How you apply the primer is up to you. Brush, roller or tassel are suitable. All areas must be treated. Then the primer has to dry.

Apply plaster

Apply only a thin layer of plaster and smooth it with a smoothing trowel. After drying can be applied as a decorative layer a Reibeputz and triturated with a float.

Tips & Tricks

For the plastering in the bathroom, a damp room plaster should be used. Gypsum-based plasters absorb moisture, which can lead to mold growth.

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