What is a primer?
Primers are an important component in tiling as they improve the bonding of the tiling system, as well as improving the working characteristics of an adhesive. Inadequate or incorrect surface preparation is the most common cause of failure when bonding tiles onto surfaces.
What are the benefits of using a primer?
Good primers regulate the absorption rate of tiled surfaces. This results in:
Yes, with the exception of substrates covered with a waterproofing membrane due to its non-absorbent nature. We recommend the use of a primer on all other substrates to be tiled. By not using a primer, you can void your product and tiling system warranties.
What is the effect of high temperatures on primers?
With high temperatures, primers can evaporate very quickly (known as “flash drying”) before they have penetrated the pores of the material to control porosity and trap embedded contaminants.
Nerang Tiles is an award winning tile showroom with thousands of quality floor tiles and wall tiles on display at its Gold Coast tile showroom. With an incredible array of tiles comes also an extensive range of tile supplies including primers. Ask the staff at Nerang Tiles for assistance on when and how you should use a tile primer.