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Old 11-10-2012, 10:22 AM   #1
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I would like to add a shelf to a bathroom wall using adhesives. It has ceramic tile walls installed the the early 1950's. Nothing heavy will be placed on them. I have a 13" space between 2 soap dishes I would like to use. This area is not in the tub.

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Brenda--What is your question? What glue? I use 100% silicone caulk---taped for a day or two until the silicone sets----

PL premium builder adhesive is also a possibility----but will make a mess of the tile if you ever wish to remove the shelf.

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PL Premium is not meant for wet applications, PL 700 on the other hand is.

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Thank you Hardwood Head and oh'mike for your responses. Will let you know how my shelfing project comes out.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:09 PM   #5
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What do you mean by there being no weight on the shelf? Why have it then?

One possibility to look into is some of the new nano suction cup tape products. They hold as well or bettter than many adhesives in wet areas. It is nice because it will not stain tile like adhesives can. When you are done with the shelf or should it break, you just break the suction bond.

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Ordered the suction cup tape. Am not mechanically inclined. This sounds like the easiest to do.
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Ordered the suction cup tape. Am not mechanically inclined. This sounds like the easiest to do.
Just remember to clean the tile and make sure it is free from "scrubbing bubbles" and shower cleaner residues.
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Still waiting on suction cup tape.

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