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  1. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Hi guys. What adhesive do you guys use for installing these boards? I've not used them before so was wondering whether gripfill was sufficient?
  2. JCplumb

    JCplumb Plumber

    Only fitted the PVC ones, always used silicone, never had a problem.
  3. leelister6

    leelister6 Plumber GSR

    Some state that you have to use a specific one to maintain the warranty. I fitted JG Multipanel on mine at home but just used a solvent free adhesive straight on top of the tiles and it stuck fine
  4. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I always use what the manufacturers state. But that’s the way I’m built.
  5. Chester

    Chester Member

    I've used silicone and it was fine. Use a decent grab adhesive. You get through it though so wouldn't go mental on price.
  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Sticks like poo waterproof ;)
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  7. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Don't use gripfil. It skins over before you get the panel in place. Either sticks like sh*t or stixall
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  8. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    Gripfil is useless.
    Either use the stuff the manufacturer recommends, or stixall, sticks like sxxt .
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  9. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I have always used gripfill and braced the panels with timber until set no issues or the manufacturers recommended adhesive. Cheers kop


    As said, gripfill will skin over. Although often what the manufacturer provides is more like gripfill than silicone to me.

    I've used both and it's been fine though.
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  11. Belli

    Belli New Member

    I have used a few different types, gripfill sf, sticks like, manufacterers own, fix all high tack but just use multi stick by sika very good price can use on wet surfaces too.
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  12. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Done bloomin hundreds of wall panels and used loads of different adhesives...

    The one we've settled on is Sika wet wall panel adhesive (toolstation 38941 at £3.10 each but we always buy them when of offer).

    It's fantastic. Great gap filling and sticks like the proverbial to a blanket :eek:

    The one thing I would advise, is ALWAYS clean things like tiles before sticking. Use either meths or IPA. With bare wood or plaster always prime first too with an acrylic primer. You will never regret it and it costs nothing to do really.;)
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