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Custom Building Products SimpleSet Gray 1 Gal. Premixed Thin-Set Mortar
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SimpleSet Gray 1 Gal. Premixed Thin-Set Mortar

  • Ready to use, no mixing, no mess
  • Just spread and set
  • Alternative to traditional thin-set mortars
$2097 /each

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Product Overview

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

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
Asked by: Anonymous
No, this thin set for installing tile. There is dry wall patch available.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2015-11-07

I have 12" x 24" ceramic tile; the instructions say largest tile 18" x 18"; will this work for me?

Asked by: MarkyMark
SimpleSet Premixed Thin-Set Mortar is not recommended for setting a 12" x 24" Ceramic tile. We would recommend a Large Format Tile mortar like VersaBond-LFT Large Format Tile Mortar. For further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786 option 2
Answered by: CustomBuildingProducts
Date published: 2016-12-30

Do I need to add water with the premixed thin set

Asked by: Smooth
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
Answered by: CustomBuildingProducts
Date published: 2016-08-23

Is this an appropriate product to use on slate mosaic tile for a fireplace surround?

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?
Asked by: fireplace
Yes, but be sure to follow the instructions, it is call thin set for a reason.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2015-11-07
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SimpleSet Gray 1 Gal. Premixed Thin-Set Mortar is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 65.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT USE. read reviews here and online First, HD made this right so i give them credit but they should not be selling this product. This product is a mastic (not thinset) and dries by "air" not by chemical, so anyplace air does not hit it will not dry (which is why it doesnt dry in sealed bucket). After 2 weeks dry time, tile peeled right off. Will harden around edges but in middle of tile will be as wet as it was when put on. Read reviews online and couldnt find any thread that supported this stuff.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Indoor/outdoor Why does the specifications state product can be used indoor/outdoor, but the directions say interior use only, so could you tell me which is correct and if only an indoor product the specifications need to be changed.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The product performed well. It's consistency was such that it went on very smoothly, but did not ... The product performed well. It's consistency was such that it went on very smoothly, but did not fall off the wall, trowel or back-buttered tiles. Adherence of tiles was excellent, and only the heaviest, free standing trim tiles needed to be taped to hold their positions. Using the specified trowel, it went on smooth, no gaps or lumps to fix, and did not ooze up through the tile joints. No need for messy mixing and cleanup and for small quantities like this, really fast. In our project, we used three tubs. We purchased the first tub to make sure the product performed well, and planned to buy the remainder after that test. Since we liked the results, we went back to store after checking inventory level online, only to find that the online inventory was inaccurate and there was no more gray. We switched to a gray mastic tile adhesive, bought only 1 tub of that to test first, and found that it performed far less capably. We then went to another store to get this product again to complete the project since we liked its performance much better.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy to use this product is very easy to use no mixing no fuss it is strong it has a good amout of time before it sets i would strongly recomend this product
Date published: 2010-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ready to use Mortar The gray colored mortar was ready to use. We had never used this product before but were able to figure it out pretty quick. We used a smaller 4" blade to apply it to a painted wall and also to wonderboard. After we applied it, we used a 1/4" notched trowel to even out the mortar and then pressed into place the slate backsplash.We only applied enough mortar to cover the piece we were working with. It helps to have 2 people to make it go faster. It helps to use the product at one time. We had to do it over a couple days and the second day the mortar was a little dryer and not as easy to apply but we were able to finish the job and it turned out great.
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Complete junk. Never dries. Never holds. Don't cut corners. Just take the extra few minutes and b... Complete junk. Never dries. Never holds. Don't cut corners. Just take the extra few minutes and buy and mix your own. It will be worth it in the end.
Date published: 2016-11-02
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