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Tile a Wall

Project Overview

Tile a Wall

Transform an ordinary wall with floor to ceiling tile. Laying a straight grid of uniform tiles is simplest, but you could also get creative with border tiles and interesting patterns.

7 Steps

  1. Measure
  2. Apply adhesive
  3. Install tile
  4. Apply grout
  5. Remove excess grout
  1. Dry wipe
  2. Caulk the Counter
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Step 1


Measure your wall space to determine the best fit for your tile.

Apply adhesive

Step 2

Apply adhesive

Apply wall tile adhesive to a small area. Don't try to work too far ahead or your adhesive may dry.

Install tile

Step 3

Install tile

Ensuring that your tile is straight firmly press it into place.

Apply grout

Step 4

Apply grout

Mix grout in an appropriate bucket and apply to tile surface using a sweeping pattern on a 45-degree angle to tile joints.

Remove excess grout

Step 5

Remove excess grout

After allowing a few minutes for drying, fill a clean bucket with water and sponge the surface grout off the tile. Repeat until the tile surface is visibly clean.

Step 6

Dry wipe

When the grout is dry wipe down with a dry cloth.

Step 7

Caulk the Counter

Fill the corner between the counter and the tile using a mildew resistant caulk.

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Project Details

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time: 5 hours

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