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SimpleSet Gray 1 Gal. Premixed Thin-Set Mortar

$20.97 /each
  • Ready to use, no mixing, no mess
  • Just spread and set
  • Alternative to traditional thin-set mortars

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SimpleSet is a no-mix, no-mess alternative to traditional thin-set mortars. It spreads quickly and easily. Recommended to bond ceramic, mosaic and quarry tile up to 8 in. x 8 in. for interior use only. Can be used with tile up to 18 in. x 18 in. but dry time significantly increases. Dry time will be extended if using larger tiles, bonding to non-porous surface, in high humidity or if temperature is below 60 Degree F. Do not apply excess adhesive when installing.

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  • Ideal for smaller format tile installations
  • Spreads quickly and easily with minimal mess
  • Standard dry time for 8 in. x 8 in. tile is 24-72 hours before applying grout
  • Premixed and ready to use
  • For interior wall and floor installations
  • Color: gray

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CAN I USE THIS ON DRY WALL THAT HAD MORTAR ON IT

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MICHIGAN
January 11, 2012
I WOULD LIKE TO USE THIS ON DRYWALL THAT HAS SOME MOTAR LEFT ON IT I DONT WANT TO REPLACE DRY WALL THIS AREA WILL BE A 8FT, X 2FT, SECTION FOR BACK SPLASH REMOVED Z BRICK AND HAVE MOTAR LEFT IN SOME AREAS I WANT TO SMOOTH ANEA PEFORE APLYING WHITE MASTIC FOR GLASS TILE
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Las Vegas, Nevada
September 1, 2015
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No, this thin set for installing tile. There is dry wall patch available.
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February 17, 2015
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Not recommended... Mix your own and have fun
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Durham, CT, USA
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March 25, 2014
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This may work but in the long run you would be wise to install a thin sheet of Baker board available in the tile department at HD. It makes a perfectly smooth finish with lines to assist in making all your tiles straight. If you need to remove in the future, the board will come off from the wall with no mess and no left over mortar.
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West Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA
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March 4, 2014
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Hi, I have re-used sections of dry wall, in order to get a smooth surface you will probably need to sand the area that has mortar to make it smooth. Once you sand if there are any gaps or dents fill with drywall compound which should be smoothed also.
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Chicago, IL, USA
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December 10, 2013
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Yes you can use this product on the drywall. it will adhere nicely to the old areas and onto the dry wall that is clean. I did the same thing on my bathroom floor.
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Concord, NC, USA
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October 2, 2013
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I think you'll find that this product will be too difficult to level out wall if prior mortar is not completely removed first. Take the extra time, properly prepare and it will save you time and frustration later.
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Tucson, AZ
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May 16, 2013
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This is a good application for this product. Make sure that you first use a putty knife to remove any loose mortar, drywall, or debris. Mask the area to receive the thinset and float a thin layer on top of it. You do not need to wait for the thinset to fully cure, just until it is firm enough to apply your white mastic.
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Rye, NY, USA
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June 12, 2012
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I would urge you to remove all of the mortar from the drywall and smooth the surface before applying the mystic, especially with glass tile. If the base is not smooth than the tile will not be smooth. The glass tile will accentuate the rough base. Why spend all of that time and money putting up expensive tile only to cut corners on the prep?
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January 12, 2012
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Hi there, thank you for contacting us. Premix Ceramic Tile Thin-Set Mortar is not designed for bonding glass tiles. For glass tile installations use a latex modified mortar such as FlexBond, VersaBond or Porcelain Tile Thin-Set Mortar.
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Do I need to add water with the premixed thin set

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August 22, 2016
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Please do not add water to the SimpleSet Pre-Mixed Thin-Set Mortar. For further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786 option 2
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August 21, 2016
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No....
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August 21, 2016
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No water is needed just open and use. Work's fine
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August 21, 2016
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Yes, water is required to mix the mortar.
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Is this an appropriate product to use on slate mosaic tile for a fireplace surround?

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August 31, 2014
I am removing existing porcelain tile from our fireplace surround. Plan on scraping the substrate and cleaning it up to the best of my ability and then installing slate mosaic tile on a net backing. Just wondering if this product is appropriate for a high-heat installation?
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Las Vegas, Nevada
September 1, 2015
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Yes, but be sure to follow the instructions, it is call thin set for a reason.
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February 17, 2015
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Always read the label for usages... I did not use that for this question so I really don't know
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September 2, 2014
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SimpleSet adhesive is not a high heat resistant product however; for installin slate mosaic tile on the face of a fireplace VersaBond or FlexBond thinset mortar can be used. If you need further assistance contact our installation division at 800.282.8786
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Can I use this product for Boral cultured stone wall application

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Spokane, WA
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June 25, 2016
I have prepared the wall surrounding my fireplace with water resistant barrier, lathe and a scratch coat using dry mix and would like to use a premixed mortar to apply the Boral cultured stone. Can you recommend the correct type to use.

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Ron
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June 27, 2016
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In order to give you the best possible answer we would like to know a few more details about your installation. Please contact our technical services department at 800 272-8786 option 2.
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June 26, 2016
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This is fine, but application is the key to a good clean job and you'll need a lot more than 1 gal.
It would be cheaper to mix your own that way you can find the right consistency to set your stone for a solid set.
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Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 61 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Should have known better I purchased this premixed mortar for a tile job on a small bathroom floor (4'x5' = 20sf) because I had used a 25lb bag of mix-it-yourself mortar to put down the backer board and had a ridiculous amount left over. I was already annoyed when I had to pay twice as much for less than half the quantity but I wrote it off as a convenience fee. Things went downhill from there. The mortar seemed too thick and I was having trouble spreading it. It also kept pulling when I tried to trowel the lines in it requiring a lot more work than I expected. Lastly and most importantly, I ran out before I finished my job. I'll admit that I am new to tiling but using a 1/4 x 1/4 x 1/4 trowel I was supposed to get 40-50sf and I ran out around 18. Now I'm stuck needing to either buy another tub of this garbage or spend half as much on some traditional mortar and throw away almost all of it to lay down 3 more pieces or tile. Save yourself a huge headache and a waste of time and just mix some traditional mortar yourself. The money you save over this will pay for a bucket and a mixer attachment for a drill. December 15, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Would use again in a pinch A little moist and tile didn't stick at first but it held and we didn't have to mix anything. June 7, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ok for dry floor/wall area NOT for wet. Got this on recommendation of Store employee. Its not designed to adhere to waterproofing membrane. Unfortunately its open, so now im out $50. May 31, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by thin set I used this product for it's convenience on a stack stone application for a backsplash. I was doing about 20sq. ft. and the bucket ran out before I could finish. I did go a little heavier than normal because I wanted to try to fill a few of the gaps in the stone. The first bucket spread really well. I bought a second bucket that was much drier and harder than the first. It was much harder to apply and I probably used more because of this. It's a convenient product and holds well if you need to lid it for later use. I'd use it again but would be cautious of the consistency. February 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great product, easy to use. I love having the mortar premixed. Easy to use! I also used Home Depot's paint, leveler, and other products to complete this project. April 14, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to use Thin set without the mixing mess. Great for small jobs but if you are doing a floor- buy a bag or two of unmixed thin set. Cost would be way too much and it is worth the money to just mix it yourself March 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy for small jobs If it's for a small job works well. Used it for a 6sqft area with backer board and need 2 buckets to have enough to use. Holds good but seems to take a little longer to dry when used on top of red guard waterproofer. March 1, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Premixed mortar in a bucket It is what it is... Premixed mortar in a bucket. Good for small jobs or in my case prep and touch up work during bathroom renovation. Honestly I used it because I was too lazy to go outside with the drill and mix thinset. It's expensive compared to bagged dry thinset, but it did save time. October 2, 2013
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