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    How can I make plywood waterproof?

    Tilers

    Hi there. What steps are needed to waterproof plywood prior to the installation of tiles? Thanks.

    Asked by Greg on 6th Dec 2021
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    CJKings Tiling

    "Hi, if you are using plywood I would seal with an SBR primer. However, if it was me I would use a cement board as that is waterproof. I hope that helps. Thanks, CJ Kings Tiling."

    Answered on 6th Dec 2021 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    JS handyman

    "Hi you need to tank the plywood, use the tanking to protect the plywood and after 24 hours you can tile on top"

    Answered on 6th Dec 2021 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    P+k tiling

    "Maybe apply PVA uni bond or maybe buy backer boards that are already treated"

    Answered on 6th Dec 2021 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    Tile-It

    "Buy and install WBP plywood or you're going to have issues. Better still use a cement board."

    Answered on 6th Dec 2021 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    Kitchen and bathroom tiling services

    "Use marine plywood or get a tanking kit and simply brush on plywood"

    Answered on 6th Dec 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Alan Moore

    "Mix PVA 50% with water and paint with the solution, which should solve your problem"

    Answered on 6th Dec 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Cathedral Tiling

    "Hi, I use an acrylic primer. To waterproof the plyboard and get a good bond"

    Answered on 6th Dec 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Svluxedecorltd

    "Yes, you can make plywood waterproof you can find water vase resin with modified polymers that you can spread on the plywood and becomes waterproof. WATERPROOF means that you need drainage not to stay 24/7 underwater If you have drainage it's ok like bathroom walls or floor if it's a pool of something where the water needs to stay all the time it's not ok you can use a product from MAPEY or SIKA the need to be A+B that means a better waterproof example (mapelastic)"

    Answered on 6th Dec 2021 - Member since Sep 2019 - report

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