In general, mastic is an adhesive that holds together floor and wall tiles. Before dealing with mastic, one must evaluate what needs to be done.
How do I use Mastic?
This adhesive is not recommended for very damp or wet areas. This is due to the very nature of the adhesive. Unlike cement, it is not as porous. When combined with large quantities of water, it actually becomes soluble. If it becomes soluble, then the mastic no longer adheres to any of the tile, the wall, or the floor and damage is caused.
When applying, here are some guidelines and steps:
1. Clean the area where the mastic will be applied.
2. Apply the Mastic on item that is going to be bonded. The adhesive can be applied right out of the container.
3. Clamp the object being adhered and let it set for about 24 hours. This is typically how long it will take for the mastic to cure.
After the mastic has cured, you are finished. Using this adhesive is very simple. Always make sure to read the directions on the container carefully for safety reasons. This will also be beneficial on areas where the adhesive cannot be used.