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17th May 2013
BAL White Star: the fixers' friend
BAL White Star is the ideal ready-mixed tile adhesive for internal walls. Its versatility, suiting a wide range of applications, makes it the 'fixers' friend' among ready-mixes. Professionals routinely keep a tub handy, to avoid a trip to their stockist.
"Sooner or later," says one experienced fixer, "you use BAL White Star."
Ready-to-use BAL White Star is easy to apply and, being non-slip, removes the need for battens to hold tiles in place while fixing. A wide choice of tub sizes - 2.5 litres, 5 litres and 10 litres - allows it to be specified for any job. The smallest tub will tile a small kitchen splashback without waste, while the largest will cover a full 6.6 m2 of dry wall.
It can be used for almost any commercial or domestic application indoors, including showers, kitchens, bathrooms and wet rooms. Its excellent water resistance means that it is suitable for any interior wet area except for total immersion applications.
The product offers a good bond strength with a variety of ceramic wall tiles and mosaics, including lighter coloured natural stone. Although not recommended for porcelain, or for tiles larger than 300 mm x 300 mm, it does have the flexibility for use with backgrounds subject to limited movement or vibration. Appropriate backgrounds, subject to correct preparation, include plaster, plasterboard, cement:sand render, existing ceramic tiles, some painted surfaces, tile backerboards and timber.
A white organic dispersion adhesive, classified D2TE, the product dries ready for grouting after 24 hours. It is readily available from hundreds of authorised stockists nationwide and, as with every product bearing the BAL name, it carries a full 25-year guarantee.
10th August 2012