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Tom Smeal

02:38AM | 03/27/04
Member Since: 02/02/04
13 lifetime posts
I intend to place one row of 4" X 4" decorative tiles as a band arounf three walls in the bathroom. It's the dry area of the bathroom. Is it OK to stick (AcrylPro Adhesive) the tiles directly onto the primed and painted (2-coats latex) drywall?

Also, will the small tiles stick to the wall when I place them or do I have to add some sort of bottom support for the tiles to rest on until they stick?

Thanks for any adive.

Tom


homebild

12:44PM | 03/27/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Applying the walls tiles directly to the painted drywall should not be a problem.

It is best to install some type of temporary straight edge along the line on top of which you wish to apply the tiles. If you use a pre-mixed grout/adhesive, the tiles will have a tendency to slide before they cure.

You could cut pieces of furring strips and tack them under the line fastened with 2-3 finish nails...just enough to hold the tiles rigid and straight until cured.

Fill tiny nails holes with a daub of spackle/paint.


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