Instructions To Retile A Bathroom Wall
Remodeling a bathroom in the home, not only can improve the look of the home but also increase the value. One way a homeowner can update a bathroom is by retile bathroom walls. Here are some instructions for you. Put down a tarpaulin or waterproof sheet to protect the floor of your bathroom. Remove all the old tiles from the wall by prying them up using a pallet knife. Sand down the wall until no tile adhesive remains. Starting from the bottom of the area where you want to install the tile, apply adhesive to the wall and spread it out using an adhesive spreader. Apply only enough adhesive for a few tiles at a time. This will prevent the adhesive from drying before you can install the bathroom tiles. Press each tile into the adhesive on the wall. Make sure to align each tile and secure it before moving on to the next one. Add spacers between the tiles to allow for grouting later. Leave the newly installed tiles to dry according to the adhesive manufacturer’s instructions.
After installing all the bathroom tiles on the wall, you will need to add grout between each tile. Grout, an adhesive used to bind the tiles together, will prevent water from getting under the tiles. You can either purchase pre-mixed grout, or dry grout that you mix with water yourself. Using a grouting tool, apply the grout between all the gaps you left between the tiles by using the spacers. Leave to dry overnight.