Return to the Stained Glass & Mosaics Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Problems grouting over sheetrock?

Posted by peterbinder (My Page) on
Fri, May 30, 08 at 14:41

I'm remodeling my poweder room and was planning on creating a mosaic (approximately 2' x 2') on the wall, matching the design on the floor. I'll have my design adhered to a screen which will then be attached to the wall, but my question is this: Will the moisture from the grout seep into the sheetrock? Do I need to prep the sheetrock in any way? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.



Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Problems grouting over sheetrock?

When I first started mosaicing I read in one of the many tutorials on the net that it is unadvisable to mosaic onto sheetrock. If I wanted to mosaic on the wall, I'd use backerboard - the concrete board used on countertops in kitchens and in bathrooms. When I dismantled my bathroom backsplash counter b/f I mosaiced it, there was a base of the diamond mesh and mortar. IMO you could go either way - use the hardibacker or put the wire mesh on then use mortar for your mosaic. Show us pictures as you work, please.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Stained Glass & Mosaics Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here