Published at Saturday, November 24th 2018. by Dominique Salas in Kitchen Backsplash.
Create an elegant look in any kitchen with a tile backsplash tile is a popular choice and something you can do yourself for this project. We're using these beautiful glass and stone mosaic tile sheets by dull tile start by making sure the walls are cleaned and in good shape, prepare the walls by roughing up the existing paint with sandpaper or painting over them, with a good primer or sealer figure out the Area of your walls and how much time you'll need to make sure to get extra tiles from the same lot number in case you run short or have to replace a tile. Sometime later, it's a good idea to lay the tile out on the countertop to see how it will look and to determine where you'll have to cut tiles to fit then find the center of the wall.
This is where you'll start applying tile to the wall. Adjust the center point to balance with any appliances, turn off power to any wall outlets or switches and remove the face plates use a thin set mortar mix or tile adhesive. According to the manufacturer's instructions, apply the tile adhesive, with the notched trowel held at a 45 degree angle and spread in a thin layer, only apply adhesive to about a three by three foot area at a time to prevent it from drying outset the first tile Section in the center of the base of the backsplash gently tap it into place with a mallet or a grout float check to make sure it's level and then position.
The next section of tiles into place continue laying the tiles in a row and wipe off any excess adhesive. Every few minutes check over the entire installation to make sure everything is aligned properly. If you need to cut tiles, a wet tile, cutting saw, will give precise clean cuts, apply adhesive to the back of the cut tiles and then press into place when all the tiles have been laid, wipe off any excess adhesive and allow the tiles to set. According to the manufacturer's instructions, then remove the spacers mix grout according to the manufacturer's instructions, apply the grout to the tiles with a rubber float, spread.
The grout diagonally at a 45-degree angle, pushing the grout into the spaces between the tiles wipe off the excess grout. With a damp sponge, when the grout becomes firm after the grout dries, a haze will form which must be wiped off then run a clean sponge down the vertical lines and along the whore ants lines to achieve consistent depth and the grout lines on the bottom edge. Where the tile meets the countertop apply a bead of caulk instead of grout to prevent cracking also caulk along the cabinet above replace electrical outlets and switches, you may need to use longer screws to replace the outlet covers finally step back and enjoy the look of your New tile backsplash
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