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Old 11-19-2010, 09:40 AM   #1
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Thin set right on the painted wall?


I have never tiled a wall before, and was wondering if I would just put the thinset right on the painted wall or do I need to prep the wall in any way?

I am laying glass tiles behind the pedestal sink in the bathroom. I am covering an area of 2 feet by 8 feet.

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Hi Mummy,

Nice to see you again. Thin set will bond fine to painted walls. Just do the normal prep and add sanding the wall to give the thin set a little more bite.

Be sure to use the proper thin set for those glass tiles. What do you have?

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Hi Mummy,

Nice to see you again. Thin set will bond fine to painted walls. Just do the normal prep and add sanding the wall to give the thin set a little more bite.

Be sure to use the proper thin set for those glass tiles. What do you have?

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Nice to see you here too jazman, giving your expert advice.

Thank you for your help. I am going to use mapei thinset for glass mosaic tiles, which is what I am installing. It is white, and I am using a 3/16 inch v notch trowel, (did I use the right technical term.....) as per Bud's advice. I could not find the 1/8 inch square notch trowel, so I went with his second choice.

Is it just my tiles, or are these mosaic tiles not exactly placed straight. What I mean is, the space inbetween the small one inch tiles is not exactly the same on all of the tiles.


Thanks again jazman.
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They're not gonna be mounted perfectly, part of the charm. Are the tiles mesh mounted, paper faced or ? Are the tiles translucent or opaque? You can't go wrong with Bud's 2nd choice.

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