How do I keep peel and stick tile on the wall?


I put the peel and stick backsplash up in my bathroom. I just painted with satin paint, waited about 4 days and stuck it up there. Within about 4 hours it started falling down. What can i use to really make this stick?

  5 answers
  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Mar 16, 2019

    Carla, did you clean the area with alcohol and then wet it with soapy water as you applied the tile? Usually self-adhesive tile requires a layer of soapy water to displace any air gaps. This is the same process used for window film application.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Mar 16, 2019

    How level is the wall surface that you have tried to stick the tiles on to?

  • William William on Mar 16, 2019

    All depends on the type you purchased. Maybe there's a solution here.

  • Carla Knox Carla Knox on Mar 17, 2019

    I purchased it from Lowes. I don't remember what brand it was. I was thinking it won't stick because of the satin paint or the wall has a very slight texture to it. I have been checking online for some type of adhesive i could use along with the sticky side of the tile.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Mar 17, 2019

    The soap water was in mfg instructions for the tile I've used, but I just read somewhere else that new paint should be allowed to cure 3 weeks before applying. I can't find the place where I read it.