Asked by: Marek Villamisar
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How long should RedGard dry before tiling?

Last Updated: 18th April, 2021

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RedGard® is dry when it turns solid red, with no visible pink color. Typically, drying time is 1-1.5 hours; depending on ambient conditions, drying time can be as much as 12 hours. After the second coat is applied and both coats are fully cured, the application area can be flood tested.

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Likewise, can you tile over RedGard?

You''ll be fine with thinset over Redguard on walls. It's recommended for waterproofing niches, shelves, and entire shower walls when tar paper or poly are not used as a vapor barrier behind the CBU.

One may also ask, can RedGard be applied over paint? since you are not installing tile over it, it can be painted with a latex paint. Welcome, Katherine. Redgard is designed to be covered with tile or stone within 72 hours of installation.

Also to know, how long after RedGard can you tile?

Allow the RedGard membrane to cure for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. The color will turn from pink to a solid red sheet with no pink spots when it is fully dry. It is most important that you wait for the color of the product to turn completely red as ambient conditions will make the dry time vary.

Can you use RedGard as a shower pan?

redgard is not a code approved method of shower pan lining. use cpe liner with pre slope the mud bed then redgard the mud if you want.

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Can you use premixed thinset over redguard?

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Can I use RedGard on drywall?

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Can you use AcrylPro over redguard?

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Does RedGard smell?

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Is Thinset waterproof?

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Will RedGard stick to silicone?

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Can you put RedGard on plywood?

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  • Cement board has improved over the years and is easier to work with.

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Does durock need to be waterproofed?

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Will paint stick to RedGard?

since you are not installing tile over it, it can be painted with a latex paint. Welcome, Katherine. Redgard is designed to be covered with tile or stone within 72 hours of installation.