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    Default External Tiling of a Retaining Wall

    Hi all.

    I am looking at tiling a small retaining wall outside and was wondering if it will require any waterproofing to allow tiles to stay stuck to the painted rendered brick wall. (Given that floor tile adhesive in the bathroom shower recess would also be getting wet constantly). I plan to cover the complete face on the open side a cap on the top and about 50mm down the other side where the soil back up to the wall. The wall is only about 300mm high and has a few corners both internal and external.

    I have never tiled before but having seen it done in my bathroom I believe i have the skills required but would appreciate any pointers in setting out and laying type of glue etc to help get that tradesman like finish.

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    Default ?

    Have i set this thread up wrong?

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    Go to your local tile shop and ask them what is suitable and read the data sheet to ensure it is ok. However for outside one of the glues suitable for a showerbase would be more than adequate. Get yourself some tile spacers, mark lines to ensure your tiles are level and lines are plumb. and finish on a whole tile, cut to size the ones at the base if cuts are required. Google up "how to tile" there will be plenty of helpful information out there. Be careful on the inside corners the tile should stop about 10mm from the end (about the thickness of the tile) and leave enough gap for the mortar line, this allows for expansion.

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    Best if the top tile overlaps the side of wall tiles, this helps reduce the amount of water getting behind the wall tiles.
    Growing old is compulsory, growing up is not.
    http://www.wet-seal.com.au/waterproofing/locations.html

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