The process is fairly simple and straight-forward. Before putting on the adhesive, lay the tile onto the wall and mark the outline with a pencil. Then using painters tape, tape the outer perimeter so you avoid any glue getting onto your wall. Then using a putty knife or your finger (which is what I did), put a thin layer of adhesive onto the back of the tile. Do this in stages….one tile at a time. In my case, the tiles were adhered to a mesh bag, but I cut the mesh lining and adhered the tile in 3 row segments. So now all the tile is up…
After the tile is completely dry, it’s time to grout. The area that I was working in was tight and awkward, so I couldn’t use a typical grout application, using a float. I put the grout in a Ziploc bag and snipped the corner edge off to create a 1/8″-1/4″ hole. Then just like piping a cake, I filled the joints with the grout.
After the joints were grouted, it’s time to wash it away with water. Using a rough sponge, go over the tile with water. Over and Over and Over until the tile surface is clean and grit-free. Depending on the look you want to achieve, you may want to use a sealing product on the tile BEFORE grouting. This will seal and protect the tile. Also, when you are finished, it’s always a good idea to seal the grout lines too. Both sealing products are available at any hardware store.
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