How long do you wait between coats of RedGard?
It typically takes 1-1.5 hours to turn completely red. After the first coat turns red, inspect the film for integrity and fill any voids or pinholes with additional material. Apply a second coat at right angles to the first coat.
How long can RedGard be exposed before tiling?
If tile is not going to be set immediately after curing, RedGard should be protected from rain, direct sunlight and inclement weather for 72 hours after application. If delays longer than 72 hours are expected, cover with felt paper.
How much does RedGard cover per gallon?
Apply RedGard at a rate or 110 sq ft per gallon each coat.
Can you walk on RedGard?
Redguard can be used as an uncoupling membrane—if you don’t cover the entire floor—and just do the crack areas—make the band about two feet wide. Once dry you can walk on it without an issue.
Can you RedGard over Thinset?
Using RedGard under floor and wall tile will create a barrier that will be undisturbed after the tile is installed and grouted. Water damage prevention is active from both sides of the RedGard membrane. When it dries, it is a solid, dark red, so you know when it is time to apply thin-set mortar and tiles.
Do you need to use RedGard over cement board?
As long as it’s Cement Board & not some crappy “almost” cement board stuff. You really don’t need the RedGard, but the more protection the better…so go for it. And yes, you can do the boards beforehand. But, hit the filled seams & screws (your weak points) as soon as a panel is ready to give it some time to setup.
Does thinset stick to RedGard?
From what I have read, the premixed thinset does not dry out to form a good adhesive bond when applied over/under a non-permeable membrane like Redguard or the Kerdi-band products. The dry mix (where you add the water on-site) does.
Does 100% silicone stick to RedGard?
Caulk that gap with siliconized or latex caulk and then use Redgard over the caulk. Regard will not stick to 100% silicone caulk. You DO NOT want moisture collecting in that crevice and it can if you stuff it with thinset.
Will Thinset stick to RedGard?
Can you tile on top of RedGard?
How long does thinset dry before RedGard?
The humidity, temperature and air flow in a room affect how long it takes to dry, but thinset generally is cured and ready to walk on or grout in 24 to 48 hours. Some installers and home specialists recommend waiting 72 hours for tiles applied to floors.
What kind of thinset goes with RedGard?
Moreover, the Flexbond modified thinset (sold at HD, for example) specifically lists redgard as one of the surfaces it can be applied to and therefore, following manufacturer recommendations, a person should be using a modified thinset like flexbond over Redgard.
What’s the best way to apply redgard waterproofing?
Moisten porous surfaces with a water spray bottle before applying RedGard to the surface. Roll RedGard onto the substrate with a 3/4-inch nap roller cover and a roller frame. Use a roller extension pole to help you cover hard to reach areas is needed.
How long does it take for redgard to dry?
You’ll know RedGard is dry when it turns from pink to red. This typically takes 60- 90 minutes, but can take longer depending on humidity and jobsite conditions. Be sure to let RedGard dry fully between coats. For general waterproofing, apply 2 coats of RedGard. Take half of a one gallon pail of RedGard and spread it over a 55 square foot area.
How much redgard do I need to cover a crack?
Spread the Redgard membrane well beyond both sides of each crack with the trowel. Protect an entire substrate by covering it with a continuous coat of Redgard at a minimum wet thickness of 30 mils. Pre-fill cracks up to 1/8 inch with Redgard before the waterproofing application.
What’s the best way to apply redgard membrane?
Force Redgard into any existing cracks with a flat trowel, roller or brush. Smooth out the ridges of Redgard with a flat trowel to form a smooth, even coat over the cracks. Spread the Redgard membrane well beyond both sides of each crack with the trowel.