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Old 03-21-2011, 05:58 PM   #16
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I installed some glass tile on my backsplash and remember that I had to comb the thinset in a horizontal manner so that the trowelmarks wouldn't show through the glass. (Translucent white glass)
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Thanks william, the glass is translucent so i will keep that in mind.

Bud. I guess what i was saying was I didn't think i would be able to trowel a smooth wall since my skills aren't professional grade and as I got close to the lip of the tub it would be even more difficult to keep it clean and off the tub. I am trying to avoid hours of sanding. Since the 1/4" cbu would work I'll go that route. Much easier and faster.

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Since the 1/4" cbu would work I'll go that route. Much easier and faster.
Works for me!

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Bud. I guess what i was saying was I didn't think i would be able to trowel a smooth wall since my skills aren't professional grade
That's what the notched trowel will do for you. It will cause you to trowel-on thinset in a perfect consistent thickness.

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and as I got close to the lip of the tub it would be even more difficult to keep it clean and off the tub.
A wet sponge would be handy for that reason.

Never mind. If the seam ( next to the upper tile) where the cement board starts will work for you it's a good idea to use the board instead.

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