Can someone advise on what adhesive I need for sticking a steel fire trim
to fireproof render? This will be the only means of securing the trim in
place; I'm not looking for something that's only a sealant.
Someone recommended Everflex Heat Mate sealant, but I don't think this is
the right thing, given that it's marketed as a sealant and more importantly
the manufacturer says it's not recommended for stone.
I'd like something I can put a couple of beads of onto the three sides of
the fire trim before fitting; hold the trim in place with some wood or
whatever; and then remove the wood and the trim stays where it is! I know
of several products I could then use for sealing, but it's the sticking I
haven't worked out yet!
Many thanks in advance.
No experience of it, but this sounds up to the job
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There are a couple of reasons why all this may not last long. First is the
different expansion rates of the two materials you are trying to attach to
each other, the other is that one assumes the fireproof render is at the end
of the day m basically cement, which is not strong for anything but
compression, it might just separate from itself and come away on the trim
after a while. I'm pretty sure when I last looked, which was admittedly a
long time ago now, that most of this sort of thing was actually attached
when the render was being applied or it was screwed through the render to
the wall underneath.
That is not to say of course that a wonder material has not appeared more
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Thanks for this.
The trim is decorative. The front face of the chimney breast has been
covered with heatproof render (Vitcas) and then 'tiled' on top with 20mm
thick brick slips secured with adhesive (Nicobond Quickfix). I have left
some leeway at the edges of the fireplace opening, about 25mm each side,
and was planning to pack that area with render to leave a flat surface a
few mm away from where the trim will go.
I'm no expert, but I have to question what you say about nothing sticking
to render other than plaster. The manufacturers of Nicobond Quickfix say
it will stick to render:
and I've found many positive reviews saying it has been fine for doing
what I've done or similar.
They also say it will stick to steel when mixed with an enhancer (?).
Maybe I should use render to make a surface under where the trim will go
and then butter both trim and that surface with (enhanced) Quickfix? The
thought hadn't occurred to me before. The problem is that whereas it can
take the heat that will be experienced by the chimney breast, I am not
sure whether it could withstand the higher temperatures experienced by
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