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Custom Building Products AcrylPro 1 Gal. Ceramic Tile Adhesive
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AcrylPro 1 Gal. Ceramic Tile Adhesive

  • High performance, professional formula
  • Ready to use, just spread and set
  • For floor and wall tile installations
$13.97 /each

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AcrylPro Ceramic Tile Adhesive is a high performance, professional formula adhesive with the high bond strengths required for 8 in. x 8 in. (20 x 20 cm) ceramic floor tile installations; can be used with tile up to 18 in. x 18 in. (45 x 45 cm) but dry time significantly increases. Suited for ceramic, mosaic, quarry, pavers, gauged slate, porcelain and gauged stone tile, AcrylPro provides maximum resistance to intermittent water exposure.

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  • Ideal for smaller format tile installations
  • Great for installations over drywall
  • Standard dry time for 8 in. x 8 in. tile is 24-72 hours before applying grout
  • Spreads quickly and easily and offers long working times for setting and adjusting tile

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Can I use this product in a shower that will get heavy use.

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March 5, 2013
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BuyerBeware is incorrect. You should NEVER use modified thin sets in a shower as the waterproofing walls/floors don't allow the modified thin sets to dry properly before grout. Only use un-modified thinsets in showers. If you don't know if a thinset is modified or unmodified, just look for something that says latex modified, or any other "adhesive" additive makes it modified. Unmodified are just that, Read More
BuyerBeware is incorrect. You should NEVER use modified thin sets in a shower as the waterproofing walls/floors don't allow the modified thin sets to dry properly before grout. Only use un-modified thinsets in showers. If you don't know if a thinset is modified or unmodified, just look for something that says latex modified, or any other "adhesive" additive makes it modified. Unmodified are just that, nothing added, just the cement based thin set. Read Less
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September 8, 2015
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The conventional wisdom in tiling is straightforward:
Never use any sort of mastic tile adhesive (like this one) or premixed mortar inside a shower, either on the walls or the floor. Use only Portland cement-based mortars that you have to mix up from powder, usually latex-modified thin-set mortars. Mastic is a fast, convenient way to stick tile to various dry wall surfaces, usually drywall. Mastic is Read More
The conventional wisdom in tiling is straightforward:
Never use any sort of mastic tile adhesive (like this one) or premixed mortar inside a shower, either on the walls or the floor. Use only Portland cement-based mortars that you have to mix up from powder, usually latex-modified thin-set mortars. Mastic is a fast, convenient way to stick tile to various dry wall surfaces, usually drywall. Mastic is great for building kitchen backsplashes, dry bathroom walls, and non-functional, purely decorative tile projects. It is not suitable for wet wall applications and it is also not suitable for any functional floor applications.
Anyone who has built up a traditional mortar pan and put in a custom shower tile base would intentionally run a hand through a 10-inch wetsaw rotating at 4000 rpm before using this product or any other mastic on a shower floor.
In my work, which is usually not time-critical, I would never use this product on a shower wall, either. Others might, but it's still risky, and I would never recommend it to a DIYer.
The reason is simple: Portland cement can harden at the bottom of a full bucket of water. Mastic cannot. In any wet wall or floor application, there is always a chance that water will find its way under the tile and cause the mastic to fail.
There are DIY tub and shower tile surrounds built with high-quality impervious tiles and tight sealed grout lines, where the owner-builder conscientiously seals and re-caulks the surround according to a regular maintenance plan. In installations like that, mastic is never used, but if it were, it might not fail for quite some time.
Those surrounds are the exception. In the majority of surrounds, especially DIY surrounds, using mastic adhesive to stick the tile to the walls will cause the surround to fail quickly, and the failure will be nasty, dangerous, and expensive to fix.
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Berkley, MI
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Absolutely not is the correct answer. Organic compounds will harbor mold. If you let the mastic dry out for months prior to grouting and established a perfect seal on the grout, you would be fine. What are the chances of that actually happening? Zero.
If you are worried about tiles sliding around, establish a level line for tiles and fasten temporary ledger board to tile on. For tiles below board, use Read More
Absolutely not is the correct answer. Organic compounds will harbor mold. If you let the mastic dry out for months prior to grouting and established a perfect seal on the grout, you would be fine. What are the chances of that actually happening? Zero.
If you are worried about tiles sliding around, establish a level line for tiles and fasten temporary ledger board to tile on. For tiles below board, use quality masking tape to hang the tile rows below to keep from sliding down. Read Less
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August 16, 2013
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Absolutely! Just be sure to back it up with cement board.ie: Wonderboard or Hardie backer board.
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Virginia Beach, VA, USA
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March 25, 2013
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I would recommend buying the Versa Bond fortified thin set mortar
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March 12, 2013
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yes aslong as you grou good and i would seal the grout
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Marissa, IL 62257, USA
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March 6, 2013
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To Shower time:
I am assuming you are using ceramic tiles. You may use in a shower that gets heavy use. There are a few thing I want to bring to your attention so that you get expected results. First and foremost read and understand all printed instructions before you proceed! Do not use too much adhesive, I have found that is one of the biggest areas of failure. Wait 24 hours before grouting then
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To Shower time:
I am assuming you are using ceramic tiles. You may use in a shower that gets heavy use. There are a few thing I want to bring to your attention so that you get expected results. First and foremost read and understand all printed instructions before you proceed! Do not use too much adhesive, I have found that is one of the biggest areas of failure. Wait 24 hours before grouting then another 12 hours before sealing. By all means seal the ceramic with a sealer that prevents mold and discoloration. Home Depot has these sealers, just ask their rep. Buy a quality sealer. Best wishes to you for a quality project.
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March 6, 2013
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Hello, for a shower with heavy use i would recommend the use of a traditional portland cement mortar like Flexbond. Acrylpro is good fo areas where it will get some intermittant water exposure and it sounds like your installation will have a lot more than intermittant. Thank You
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Miami Beach, FL, USA
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March 5, 2013
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As noted on the container you can use this product in a shower but is NOT recomended to be used to set floor tile in the shower
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Is this Ok to use with Onyx tile.

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jane
April 20, 2013
Doing onyx backsplash. I read on the back of this that it's not recommended for "translucent marble". If i shouldn't use this what would be a better choice? I'd prefer premixed since it's a wall application
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Pittsburgh, PA
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I have used this with translucent honey onyx tile to do an inlaid frame for a very large custom mirror hung in a dry area. I got away with it, but the paint got messy, as can be seen in the picture (the three sides of the wood underneath the tile are unpainted, the back is unpainted oak plywood). The stuff dries white. You can get away with such an application if you make sure you get a full application Read More
I have used this with translucent honey onyx tile to do an inlaid frame for a very large custom mirror hung in a dry area. I got away with it, but the paint got messy, as can be seen in the picture (the three sides of the wood underneath the tile are unpainted, the back is unpainted oak plywood). The stuff dries white. You can get away with such an application if you make sure you get a full application over the back of the tile by carefully backbuttering your onyx, which I believe DIYers should do anyway whenever they install natural stone tile.
I've used this product's big brother, Custom's SimpleSet white premixed thinset mortar, to do some white marble in a kitchen backsplash in a dry area on an old drywall substrate. I believe that you can get away with using AcrylPro to do your kitchen backsplash in a thoroughly dry area. If you are tiling a marble backsplash behind a sink, I would take the extra step of doing the lowest rows of marble tile with Custom's Natural Stone and Large Tile White Mortar. The little box of Custom's Glass Tile White Premium Thinset Mortar would most likely be even better suited for such an application.
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August 20, 2015
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Go to Acrylpro website to look at suitable substrates to bond to:
http://www.custombuildingproducts.com/products/setting-materials/mastics-adhesives/acrylpro-ceramic-tile-adhesive.aspx
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August 16, 2013
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The product dries to a medium gray color, so conventional thinset might be a better choice, as it comes in white that when dry will not add any color to your marble. The color of your tile makes a difference here...
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April 22, 2013
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Hi there, thank you for contacting us. For installation of onyx use either Glass Tile mortar or FlexBond Thinset mortar. If you need further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786
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Most premixed adhesives are not recommended for natural stone, you'll need to use a dry mix that you simply add water to & mix to a peanut butter/cake mix like consistency & then apply to the wall with a notched trowel as specified in the directions of that product.
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Jane: In my opinion Acryl Pro is an ideal product to set stone, marble, ceramic & glass tile. Since onyx is a natural stone as marble & translucence in nature I would take the following precautions . Use a very small notched trowel 1/16" notches to spread your adhesive then use a skim coat on the back of your tile to keep the ridges from showing thru the tile. Wait 48 hours before sealing the Read More
Jane: In my opinion Acryl Pro is an ideal product to set stone, marble, ceramic & glass tile. Since onyx is a natural stone as marble & translucence in nature I would take the following precautions . Use a very small notched trowel 1/16" notches to spread your adhesive then use a skim coat on the back of your tile to keep the ridges from showing thru the tile. Wait 48 hours before sealing the installation with an impregnating marble sealer before grouting to prevent staining. Then grout using a non sanded grout. Be very careful at all steps of the installation. May I impress you to read the label carefully and follow all instructions fully. This is the most common error that results in a failed installation.Trust this info is helpful to you. Read Less
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Is this product appropriate for out-door patio tile repairs?

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October 18, 2012
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Las Vegas, NV 89102, USA
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August 13, 2016
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Yes, if no contact with water. Air should be dry, and weather should be good, and after when you done it still be good until Acryl pro dries up, (couple of days or may be a week if its cold weather) and then you will grout it.
For example, regular dry mortar mix sets in 2 hours after being mixed with water, so may be better use that instead.
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For interior use only according to product details.
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Yes as long as it isn't in a low standing water area & you don't experience Freeze/thaw conditions.
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Marissa, IL 62257, USA
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February 25, 2013
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Brian : This product may be used outdoors in a well drained area . If the patio has any standing water I would not use it . You did not state the type of repairs . All the grout must be well tooled in and a grout sealer sprayed to seal it.
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October 19, 2012
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The Acrylpro is for interior dry areas only, we do not recommend it for exterior installations. Thank You
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October 19, 2012
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the answer is no you cannot use this adhesive for outdoor tile repairs it is for indoor use only ,you can go to home depot and look for tile repair mortar it is for outdoor use and indoor use it comes in a 1.5 pound container for $ 6.47
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Estimated drying time,acryl pro adhesive

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Bethel Park,Pa.
February 6, 2012
used the product on tiling a tub /shower surround with 6x6 ceramic tile on hardibackerboard, finished grouting January 27,2012, have not used tub or shower since.How much more drying time should we allow ? your first reply only stated "extended drying time"
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Wow, you should NOT grout that stuff until its completely dry. And its not best idea to use it in bathroom shower surround because if it get water into it, it can become liquid again anyway, so grouting should be really perfect...
If your bathroom is cold and kind of wet, it can stay liquid "forever" because Acryl Pro able to absorb water from wet air.
Regular way to do: install tiles, let it dry for a
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Wow, you should NOT grout that stuff until its completely dry. And its not best idea to use it in bathroom shower surround because if it get water into it, it can become liquid again anyway, so grouting should be really perfect...
If your bathroom is cold and kind of wet, it can stay liquid "forever" because Acryl Pro able to absorb water from wet air.
Regular way to do: install tiles, let it dry for a week and then grout, only if its dry, if not - well, use space heater fan to make it dry faster.. and then grout.
Regular dry mortar mix better anyway, because it dries in 2 hours and then can be grouted.
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I let my install set up for 48 hours before I grouted. The 'extended drying time' mainly refers to the setting time in which you can move tiles if you have any out of place. This product is a little more forgiving than thinset, if you have to go back and 'correct' a row of tile...
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dry time should be 24 hours before grout, cure time will be slightly longer but area will be ready for use 24 hours after final grout
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Andy : Today is 25 Feb. 2013, you have waited more than ample time. Be sure to seal the grout to prevent any stains or discoloration . Home Depot has the proper type sealer , consult their sales rep. In the future if you install ceramic tile , wait 24 hours to grout, another 24 hours to seal then 12 hours to use the shower .
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You probably should've allowed the product (Acrylic Pro) to "fully" cure or dry at least 48hrs BEFORE you grouted. Grouting over top of tile that hasn't set or cured properly only adds more moisture and condensation, which extends your drying time.
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Hi there, thank you for contacting us. I'm assuming the grouting was done when the Acrylpro was already dry. Cement grout only takes 48 to 72 hrs to dry.
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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love this stuff! I love tiling, and this stuff works so well; I used it to tile over a mortared concrete wall, and also on wood, with excellent results. July 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A very good product I will let the pictures show the truth of the matter. If your not a pro and your doing this for the first time You are going to make a few errors and you may have to do it over or live with it. I was in the trades for 20 plus years so I understand kitchen Remodeling as well as you still can mess it up no matter what. When in this case mold was the cause to remodel it entailed stripping the KIT to the studs to get to the problem Bad plumbing caused this. Did all new pex plumbing from WH to Kitchen. R16 replaced in the area, new 1/2 gyp BD and 1/2 Geen BD on the bottom half. Finished it and painted it and rehung uppers then lowers ,reinstalled DW and re plumbed it with new waste Disposal (Alligator I call them). Set the tile and used this product 1/2 cement BD on 5/8 exterior ply on base CAB's. Cut hole for new granite sink and set it in as an under-mount and put trap and all other stuff back in as well as a new faucet. Glass tile was used on the back splash and Custom products have the best for this to mount to wall. Then A day later I used non sanded grout linen the color and made a mess getting it in as usual, cleans up easy though. Sealed it the next day and yes I did trim the ends for a cleaner look. The other side was easy as new rock was put on and cab's replaced and a mural put it and yes I messed that up as I did not get it centered properly and now its about a tiny bit off center....1/2 granite was used and lots of tile cutting done easy to do that part of it. all in all it was mine that I messed up on. never did that to a client. Products are the key here and HD had all of them. Good place to get 90 percent of the material you need. July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tile Job made super easy No mixing no mess, adhesive had a strong initial bond which made it easier to place tile on the wall with no movement. Cleanup was fast and easy with water. June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by For a tile backsplash - good stuff Used this adhesive for my tile kitchen backsplash, and it worked very well. The working time was very good. I used a natural stone, and made sure to spread it on the wall, as well as back butter each tile. As I set each tile, they stayed put, and the adhesive cured in about 24 hours. Clean up was simple, and the adhesive that I accidentally spilled on the tile was no big deal to clean up either. I would recommend this stuff for decorative tile jobs anytime! April 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked perfectly Made my tile backsplash project easy and quick! Best mastic out there. April 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Still waiting for it to cure.....three months later. It was a very disappointing adventure with this 'stuff'. Can't say that I will use this, or anything from this company, again. Tiled a floor in the shower and waited three weeks before it set up, or so I thought. Today, a month and a half later, my wife calls me and says there is mastic squeezing up through the grout. I said "no way', or something along those non-clean lines. All I can do is shake my head, pull up all the tile, and go get another company's product to do it again. Thanks, Custom Building Products! March 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 5 stars Great product! Apply and stick. Works great on travertine as well as ceramic tile. August 23, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Wrong product Did not work for me. Tiles are loose after I laid them using glue I was told to use August 23, 2016
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