Can I put

mosaic tiles on drywall?

Mosaic tiles are perfect for brightening up your bathrooms, ensuites and kitchen backsplashes. However, there seems to be a common misconception that you must remove existing drywalls before you do so. Let’s make it clear that this is not the case, and you can glue mosaic tiles on existing drywalls, although there is a process you must follow to ensure that your mosaic tiles remain fast and secure.

Step 1

Firstly, for any drywall surfaces, especially painted ones, it is essential that the surface is roughed up first, which allows for a larger surface area for the mortar to stick to. We would recommend using an orbital sander to make the process quicker, and then wipe the wall down with a damp rag to remove any excess sanded material.

Step 2

Once the wall has dried, it is then ready for you to begin applying your chosen adhesive. It’s well worth putting the tiles on one at a time, rather than using a lot of adhesive at one and then rushing to place a number of tiles on at the same time. In the case of putting mosaic tiles on drywall, slow and steady really is best!

Step 3

After the tiles have been stuck onto the wall, our experts would advise placing strips of painter’s tape across each line of tiles to prevent them from slipping out of place during the drying process. Most adhesives take about 12 hours to dry properly, although this does depend upon the specific brand you are using. Placing a dehumidifier in the same room while the adhesive is drying will help the glue or grouting to set, so is a handy tip for anyone looking to complete the work as quickly as possible.

As you can see, it’s very easy to glue mosaic tiles to drywall, and once in place, they can really liven up a room, making mosaic tiles a great choice when considering home renovations!
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