What Adhesive Do You Use for Brick Slips?

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What Adhesive Do You Use for Brick Slips?

If you are looking to install brick slips in your home it is always important to not only get high quality brick slips but also make sure that you have all the accessories you need. This is why you need to know what kind of brick slips you want to install in your home and also the type of adhesive that you will need.

One of the most common questions homeowners often ask is what type of adhesive they should use when installing brick slips. Choosing the right brick slip adhesive can be a bit challenging, especially if you are not familiar with various of Jesus and not know what to look for. This article should help you choose the best type of adhesive brick slip you want to install.

Different types of brick slip adhesives

It’s important to remember that there are often two different types of adhesives available:

  • cement-based adhesive
  • epoxy-based adhesive

The first is very similar to the adhesive used in tiles, and the second is an oil based adhesive similar mastic. The one you want to use depends on the substrate all the wall material that you are going to use for your brick slips and in some special situations you might need to consider the environment of your installation.

As with any adhesive application you need to ensure that the surface that you will be bonding the brick slips to must be clean and dry, and free of any dirt and debris. It should also be in a good condition, and not fall apart. In some cases, you might need to prepare the surface a bit to make sure that it is perfect for your brick slip installation and that the adhesive will stick properly.

Nonporous surfaces

if you’re going to work surface that will not absorb water then you should be looking epoxy adhesive for your brick slip installation. This is a very durable and reliable adhesive and is usually part polymer that a suitable for bonding to nearly any substrate.

In general, e-books who is a bit more expensive to use on your surface but it is faster to cure and it also does not involve with trades which makes them very easy and practical to use.

Things to consider when using epoxy adhesives

there are a few things that you should look out for when you choose epoxy adhesive for your brick slip installation:

  • If you’re using adhesive that relies on moisture available in the environment to help it clear, you should not try to install your brick slips on the surface when the temperature is lower than 5°C.
  • Also keep in mind that if the surface became weight, for example from due overnight, you should DVD drive first. This can be particularly an issue if you have a surface that is nonporous such as a plastic tracking sheet.
  • A silane adhesive can offer an extremely high grab and you need to keep in mind that you will only need a very small breed. You may need to use a bit more if you are bonding thicker and heavier brick slips.

Using brick slips porous surfaces

if you are going to install you on this surface that are porous, and can absorb water easily, then you will be required to use a cement-based or and keep based adhesive.

With a cement-based brick slip adhesive you will always save money as it is generally more affordable per square metre. It is also more readily available from local building suppliers which means that you can easily find them for your brick slips installation at home.

Wall tile adhesives that are specifically designed for heavier porcelain tiles, will often contain polymer that is modified and therefore is able to offer you a higher grab then as standard rapidest adhesive.

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Things to consider using tile adhesives

There are a few things to consider when you will be using a wall tile adhesive for your brick slips:

  • Always be sure to mix your brick slip adhesive accurately so that you can end up with the right consistency. Mix it with attachment as this will help to ensure a consistent blend.
  • You can also mix a small amount of adhesive at a time as it drys very quickly and it will allow you to start with small amounts and then build up the speed of your installation as you improve and practice working with it.
  • If you’re adhesive ends up to wet (runny), your brick slips will not have enough support to hold. This is especially true if you have heavier or thicker than usual brick slips. If you try to install upward fast vertically, you may also see that your brick slips start to move down the wall. Use spacers to enable you to work faster in a vertical way. However you should always starts on the bottom 
  • You can also use labelling lines or be sure to mark down the area very well if you are not using a tracking system, to help you stay on track and complete the level installation.

These are just some of the options that you can consider if you are looking for high quality adhesives for your brick slip installation. Visit My Brick Wall to get all the brick slip installation accessories you need and even order samples from us to make sure you get the perfect style and design for your home.

For more information on our range of quality best brick slips and brick tiles for your home, contact My Brick Wall today at support@mybrickwall.co.za or view our collections online.