What surfaces can you do mosaic on?
Sturdy, well-built objects made of metal, wood, terra cotta, or concrete work well as base objects for a mosaic. The decorative mosaic pieces will adhere to just about any surface except items made from flimsy plastics that bend and bow.
How thick should mosaic grout be?
As a general rule, floor tiles should have grout lines of 1/8 inch or larger, depending on the type and size of tile. Special types, such as slate or quarry tiles, often do not have edges uniform enough to work with tight spacing. These tiles usually are spaced with grout lines 3/16 inch or wider.
Can I use any grout for mosaics?
Don’t Use Cement-Based Grout for Mosaics
The type of grout and the method of application is the same as it would be for any type of tiling project. The one thing we can suggest regarding the kind of grout you would use for a mosaic project is to avoid using cement-based grout.
How long leave grout before wiping?
Let the grout set for 15 to 30 minutes, and wipe up the excess grout with a dense grout sponge soaked in water. (If you think it’s going to take you longer than 30 minutes to grout all of the tiles and be ready to move onto cleanup, you may have to work in smaller sections.)
What can I use instead of a grout float?
An alternative to the float is a grout bag. Think of it as a pastry bag but for use with grout instead of frosting. If you’re looking for grout application tips for porous or uneven tiles, this may be your solution.
Can I touch up grout the next day?
Generally, you should be okay to mix up some grout and touch up any trouble spots in your new grout. Stuff like pin holes, scratches or low spots can be touched up with fresh grout the next day. The trick is to blend in the new grout with the old so make sure you mix it the same way that you mixed it the day before.
Can you leave grout on tile overnight?
what can i use to remove grout that was left on tile over night? Not a lot. Sulfamic acid crystals may get the surface layer off, but the grout joints will still be rough and uneven.
Do you have to grout mosaic tile?
The majority of mosaic tiles are netted with a 1/8-inch grout joint. In these cases, a sanded grout is needed to fill the joint. If your mosaic tiles have a smaller grout joint, such as hand cut glass mosaics, use unsanded grout.
What if my grout is too runny?
If the grout is runny and can be poured like a milkshake, too much water has been added. You can fix the problem by adding more powdered grout and blending the mixture until the grout thickens.