Asked on Jan 3, 2019

How do I install a glue-on tile backsplash?

KmdreamerLifestyles HomesCarrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

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How to advice on glue on kitchen back splash mosaic wall tile installation

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  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    on Jan 3, 2019

    Tile Mastic. Sometimes called "organic" mastic or adhesive, tile mastic is a sticky tile adhesive that comes in premixed tubs. It is best for applications in dry areas, such as walls in kitchens and living areas. Mastic is water-based acrylic glue that is not moisture-resistant or heat-resistant.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Jan 3, 2019

    Tile mastic. It off-gasses a lot and is not easy to clean up one it dries.

    I would wear a P95 mask, tape down drop cloths & painters’ tape the edge of where you’ll stop grouting.


    The grout should be non/sanded with an acrylic or polymer additive. Once again, clean-up should be done while it’s wet.


    I would seal the dried grout with a non-yellowing sealer, as stove-top splatters will soak into the grout.


  • Kmdreamer
    on Jan 5, 2019

    Very easy to use start in the middle of your counter then work out get enough for 1 and 1/2 times

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