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Unread 05-25-2008, 01:03 PM   #1
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Priming for Glass Tile Installation

I am installing glass tile for the first time as a backsplash in the bathroom and am concerned about it adhering correctly. Is it best to mount glass tile: 1) directly onto new drywall, or 2) to prime the drywall first and then paint it, or 3) just prime it under the tile and not paint it? As I said, I want to be sure it adheres.

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Unread 05-25-2008, 04:30 PM   #2
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You'll find a lot of controversy surrounding glass installation. It has a lot of unique challenges and has a higher failure rate than many materials. Your best bet is contact the tech dept. of your manufacturer and follow their guidelines to a "t" so you do not violate any warranty you may have.

That said, I generally do not find it necessary to prime drywall under tile.
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Unread 05-25-2008, 04:51 PM   #3
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Sometimes the guidelines Nathan is talking about are in one of the boxes of glass tiles.
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Unread 05-25-2008, 06:02 PM   #4
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I think Ocean side puts them in every box now so they can make sure you get one

Glass is a PITA.
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