My tile project (so far)
Hi, I am installing a new mosaic tile black-splash. I am an amateur but I have watched lots of different videos on Youtube for tips and information in the process. I can't afford to hire a full professional as my remodel budget went to electrical, painting, and framing.
- Installing 12x12in (1.03 sq ft glass/metal mosaic tile on to my kitchen blacksplash).
- About a 7sq ft. foot wall surface to cover.
I am removing a mosaic glass tile (1in x 1in) on a mesh of 8. I am having a friend who is an electrician help me with the demo. My first task has been getting the old tile off. I didn't want to full rambo and destroy the backboard and just crowbar it. I have been using a rubber mallet with a puddy knife and going behind the tile to get it out. About half of it is gone.
Here's a few pics of the process so far. (I know it is extremely messy). I am going to sweep/vacuum up before I start the on next half of it and get some coves/tape to help keep the mess better retained next time.
My friend made this small hole near the socket because he used to much pressure on the crow bar. I have talked with a few folks and they said it doesn't need to be patched. I was going to use the presto patch from the hope depot link below.
Question: Does this need to be patched?
Step: 1 If I do need to patch this I would need to clean up the paper and smooth it out best I can.
Step 2: From what I watched and read it be good to prime the backboard wall with something like this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1-qt-B-I-N-Shellac-Based-White-Interior-Primer-and-Sealer-00904/100398380
Step 3: Allow to set and then apply the presto patch and mud the entire wall.
Step 4: Sand it down and make it smooth.
My questions are.
- Is this something I can just set the tile over since it isn't too large?
- How is my backboard looking so far?
- Any other tips you might provide from seeing the above?
Submitted May 03, 2021 at 02:00AM by InteractionOdd8991
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