If tile or stone will not be set immediately after curing, protect the membrane from rain, inclement weather and potential construction traffic damage. If delays longer than 72 hours are expected, cover and protect the membrane from extended direct sunlight (UV exposure). For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.
This is applied over cement board prior to mortar/tile. If your fiberglass shower is cracked, they sell patch repair epoxy. Red guard dries red in color. Not for use on a fiber glass shower.
RedGard Waterproofing and Crack Prevention Membrane is applied at varying spread rates depending on its use. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.
I would feel safe to say about 40sq feet, per gallon, I did a 200sq foot room with 5 gallons, but I also pre-taped some cracks with fiberglass mesh, using this as the "MUD"...
Yes the product is designed specifically to handle and seal most surfaces including plywood, drywall and concrete. For 1500 SF coverage I would not worry about expansion joints other than securing tile with edge gaps of 3/4 of an inch. I have installed large format ceramic and porcelain tile with hydronic heat coils 4 years ago and it is still nice and solid. It is not cheap but good stuff.
I usually buy the large bucket, I can get three showers with two coats out of that
I guess you could use this under laminate flooring to block moisture but it seems like overkill sicne the advantage of this product is that it is thick and allows relative movement (shearing) between under payment and flooring to prevent cracking of brittle materials like tile.
I used this product on concrete floors, Hardy/cement board , and sheet rock without any problems. I'm sure self leveling concrete will not be a problem. I used it in shower enclosures, shower and tub floors before tile installation. Use plenty ventilation the product is very strong. Good luck
I'm not sure exactly what you mean. From my limited experience with it (one bathroom) I can tell you that it dries pretty quickly. You're not going to be able to "work it" like you can with grout or mastic. Two or three minutes after it's spread it starts to congeal, and while you can scrape it off for a few minutes after that, you can't smooth it out. Think of it as fast drying paint and you'll be OK.
RedGard Waterproofing and Crack Prevention Mortar will soften with a solvent-based paint stripper. For further assistance please contact us at 1 800 282 8786 option 2.