How to attach decorative ceramic tiles to stucco?

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How to attach decorative ceramic tiles to a small section of a stucco wall above my stove

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  • Dmholt4391 Dmholt4391 on Mar 25, 2019

    Unless it is real stucco a nail would probably work. If it is real stucco, a drill may be needed to make holes for your nails.

    • Anne Anne on Mar 25, 2019

      I think it is just wallboard so it has to be glued

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Mar 25, 2019

    You can thinset them with tile mastic and tape them in place while it’s drying. Clean up as you go.

    My mastic was stinky, so I had to leave the room for 6 hours while it cured.


    If you don’t butt the tiles together, you’ll need to grout them, making sure your grout is sandless and has a polymer additive, as grease splatters can sink into fresh grout.


    Here’s my glass mosaics, in progress. (The hole is for the mirror).

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Mar 27, 2019

    If small I would use liquid nails, tape in place until dry. Go around edge,with concrete caulk.

  • Our Crafty Mom Our Crafty Mom on Mar 31, 2019

    Liquid nails is very effective. Be sure to tape the tile while it is in place and let it secure overnight.