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Old 01-28-09, 05:46 PM
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kitchen backsplash

i have ceramic tile up now and i want to put glass tiles over it
can that be done. i don't want to take all that tile down, i won't even know where to start. want something easy!
 
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Old 01-28-09, 08:19 PM
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Take it you don't have a backsplash on the counters now and that all you tile runs will abut into a wall at the end of the run so you don't have to worry about an edge finish...

Just food for thought....
 
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Old 01-28-09, 08:33 PM
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You can't put glass tiles over ceramic. The ceramic will have to be removed. Expect wall damage. Many prefer to simply cut out the backsplash area and replace with new dry wall rather than go through the hassle of trying to remove the adhesive. Get to work with hammer and chisel. Don't forget to wear safety goggles.
 
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Old 01-28-09, 08:58 PM
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Any backsplash is, as first condition, impermeable
Therefore, the adherence of new tiles will be zero, independent of the glue

So, don't even try--> you will waste a lot of money, work and probably, you old ceramic tiles will be stained
 
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thanks for all your help. another question. i was first going to paint my ceramic tile. cleaned it really good, then good primer. what happens if i put the new glass tile over the primer?
 
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You need to get rid of the ceramic tile on the wall first. Best bet is to remove the tile and drywall all at once and replace with new drywall. Glass tile typically requires a good modified thinset, most cases dryset and additive. Your best bet on what thinsets you can use and installation procedures would be to go to the website for the glass tile manufacturer. Most give installation instructions that must be followed to the T, including the thinsets that can be used.
 
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Old 01-29-09, 03:32 PM
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Short answer, no. Just take down the old tiles. Even if you damage drywall in the process, it's easy to replace.
 
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