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Weber Renovate Adhesive Grey

Weber Renovate Adhesive Grey
Weber Renovate Adhesive Grey

Product benefits

  • Waterproof
  • Interior and exterior application
  • Can be applied up to 20 mm thick
  • Adhesive designed to absorb lateral movement
  • Suitable for wall and floor use
  • Suitable for tiling over existing Ceramic and Porcelain tiles
  • Consistent quality - ISO 9001 and 14001 accredited manufacturer

Weber Renovate Adhesive Grey* is a high strength, rapid set waterproof tile adhesive for the fixing of crystalline Marble tiles, coarse crystalline natural stones, polished Porcelain and Ceramic tiles to walls and floors. Renovate Adhesive can fix different types of tiles onto existing ceramic, porcelain, marble and crystalline tile substrates. It works for thin to thick bed (3-20 mm). Produced from carefully selected raw materials for consistency of product, it only requires the addition of water on site.

*Weber Renovate Adhesive is also available in White.

Product Features


Weber Renovate Adhesive Grey is used for fixing Porcelain, dark Marble, Granite, Ceramic, Stone, Brick and Clay tiles.

  • Suitable for tiling onto tiles
  • Suitable for use on walls and floors
  • Do not use this product on white or light coloured Marble or porous Porcelain tiles, as it might cause discolouration of the tiles. Weber Renovate White is recommended for this purpose.
  • The 6 hour set makes it ideal for quick installations.

Features and Benefits

  • Waterproof
  • Interior and exterior application
  • Can be applied up to 20 mm thick
  • Adhesive designed to absorb lateral movement
  • Suitable for wall and floor use
  • Suitable for tiling over timber flooring and existing Ceramic and Porcelain tiles
  • Consistent quality - ISO 9001 and 14001 accredited manufacturer

Technical Data

  • Initial setting time: approximately 3 hours
  • Final setting time: approximately 6 hours
  • Correction time: approximately 20 minutes
  • Open time: approximately 20 minutes
  • Pot life: approximately 1 hour
  • Grouting time: approximately 6 hours
  • Water demand: approximately 5 litres per 20 kg
  • Coverage: 6m² per 20 kg
  • Temperature resistance: 70ºC
  • Application temperatures: Do not apply in temperatures below 5ºC or above 30ºC

Note : all the data given was obtained at a temperature of 23ºC and 50% relative humidity

RENOVATE Grey is designed to meet the following SANS 52004 related performance values

  • Reaction to fire: Class A1/A1
  • Initial tensile strength: ≥ 1.0 N/mm²
  • Tensile adhesion strength after heat ageing: ≥ 1.0 N/mm²
  • Tensile adhesion strength after water immersion: ≥ 1.0 N/mm²
  • Tensile adhesion strength after freeze/thaw: ≥ 1.0 N/mm²
  • Open time: tensile adhesion strength (after no less than 10 min): ≥ 0.5 N/mm²
  • Highly deformable: transverse deformation: ≥ 5 mm


We agree that Weber products meet the product specifications and will be free from any defect. Any guarantee with regard to the performance of Weber products will be subject to its professional and practical application of Weber products in accordance with our instructions and specifications.

However, we have no influence over specific site conditions and therefore, if in doubt, the user should first carry out sufficient tests to ensure that the product is suitable. In special cases, obtain advice. Should our product prove defective, we undertake to replace any defective material. This guarantee will fall away in the event of Weber products being contaminated by the addition of sand, cement or substance other than recommended by us.


When stored, unopened in a dry place at temperatures above 5ºC, shelf life is 12 months from date of manufacture.


Send or download the documentation

You can either send the documentation to an email address, or download it.

Preparation & Application

Surface Preparation

The following minimum curing periods should be observed before tiling commences:

  • New concrete floors: 28 days
  • New screeds: 28 days
  • New brick walls: 28 days
  • New cement plaster: 28 days

The walls or floors to be tiled must be wood-floated and not steel-trowelled or power-floated. Ensure that all surfaces are clean, dry, sound and free from dust, grease or any contamination that could impair bonding. Make good any unsound areas and remove flaky or peeling layers before tiling. Organic growth must be removed and the spores killed using household bleach. PVA paint and gypsum plaster must be chipped to expose 80% of the substrate.

Problem Surfaces:

Enamel paint and bitumen should be scraped and chipped to expose 80% of the substrate. Do not use a solvent or heat to remove bitumen from the surface. Existing tiles must be thoroughly cleaned using a suitable cleaner. Rinse well with cold water. Smooth-, off-form-, shutter- or power floated cement surfaces should be acid washed to remove laitance.

Rinse well with cold water. Once the surface preparation has been completed on the above problem surfaces, the area must be primed using a mix of 2 volumes of Weber Plaskey and 1 volume of Weber Key-it.

Apply to a thickness of approximately 2 mm using a block-brush. Leave to dry for 24 hours.


  • Combine a 20 kg bag of Weber Renovate Adhesive Grey with 5 litres of clean water and mix to a creamy paste.
  • Though Weber renovate adhesive has waterproofing properties; if the application is done where excessive wet conditions persist: i.e. walkways where puddles occur frequently; replace all water with Weber Bond-it.
  • Allow the mixture to mature for 5 minutes and re-mix thoroughly. Consistency can be adjusted by adding more water.
  • Do not add too much water or attempt to extend the working time by adding more water as this will cause the adhesive to be weak with a tendency to crumble.
  • Do not mix more adhesive than can be applied within 1 hour.


Spread adhesive using a notched trowel to a minimum bedded thickness of 3 mm on walls and 6 mm on floors. Heavily lugged, grooved or dovetailed tiles must be buttered to fill any voids with adhesive before placing into wet adhesive. Press tiles firmly into wet adhesive with a twisting action. Use a rubber mallet to bed large or heavy tiles.

Occasionally lift a tile to check that full contact is being made between the tile and the adhesive. Do not butt joint tiles. Clean excess adhesive off the surface once tiles are firmly set using a damp sponge. Once the adhesive has hardened, only mechanical removal is possible. Minimum grouting joints for walls is 2 mm and 3 mm for floors. Adhesive must be allowed to dry for 6 hours before grouting commences.


Depending on the nature and evenness of the surface and method of application, approximately 6 m² per 20 kg bag when applied using a 6 mm notched trowel (wall tiling) and 4 m² per 20 kg bag when applied when using a 10 mm notched trowel (floor tiling) ie: based on a level/even floor.


Ensure that the joints are free from tile adhesive and any other foreign matter. Allow 6 hours before grouting with Weber Tile Grout . Allow 48 hours for sealed or non-porous surfaces. In wet or permanently wet conditions, replace the water in the mix with Weber Bond-it.

Packaging, Health & Safety


  • Tiles should be installed providing for adequate movement joints. Movement and expansion joints to be provided for at approximately 3 metre centres externally or at 4 metre centres internally, in both directions or as per the engineer’s specifications.
  • All expansion and movement joints in the substrate must extend through the adhesive bed and tiles.
  • Tiles must have full contact with the adhesive - leave no voids.
  • Use only dry tiles - do not soak tiles.


Weber Renovate Adhesive Grey is supplied in 20 kg bags.

Safety Instructions

Contains cement, which is alkaline when wet and can cause skin irritation. Use eye protection and gloves and avoid prolonged skin contact. Avoid inhalation of dust. Wash skin contamination away with warm soapy water. Remove splashes to the eyes by prolonged irrigation and consult a doctor. Do not ingest.