I wanted to line the bottom of a bird bath with your product (No Days Groutless Mosaic Adhesive). Saves
grouting. Will it hold up outside if I bring it in the winter and only
use when weather is warm? I live in Maryland, so we don’t get too many really
on my sample piece. Worked on it a lot yesterday and plan to finish it
today or tomorrow.I’ve attached the in progress picture of my
birdbath on a hypertufa cement base. If you’d like to see pictures of
the progress I made yesterday and the order in which I place the tiles,
you can see them on our Instagram page: http://instagram.com/nodaysadhesives# or scroll down to the bottom of this post for the photo montage.
|No Days Groutless birdbath on hypertufa…in progress|
adhesive is insoluble in water so it will hold up. The birdbath is a
great example to show on Facebook to illustrate that the adhesive will
withstand being installed in an underwater environment. Being able to
withstand water is also applicable to the No Days Mosaic Mesh, No Days Mosaic Adhesive Film, No Days Bailbond, No Days Glaze
and HoneyDoo Zuper Glue.”
Hi, Carrie ~
I am so thrilled that you would take time out of your busy day to work on the birdbath!!
I sculpted my birdbath with clay and have been thinking (for a few
years) how I would like to finish it. Once I get supplies and get
started, I will be back in touch. I also try to do decorative painting,
sew bears for Newborns in Need and some crocheting and beading. I
can’t seem to stay with one thing. I have found that my painting
overlaps onto my sculpting and so I am anxious to do the glass. I got
the cutter, glass, etc ready to go, just was hesitant to do the grouting
since I had done some stepping stones where the glass moved.
I will keep in touch.
am with you as far as multiple techniques are concerned. I love when
you can combine all your loves together. You sound well-rounded 😉
Carrie, new question. I want to order some products. How did you line
the bird bath? Did you put down the groutless base? Did you use the
adhesive to glue the tiles on so they don’t fall.
|No Days Groutless Mosaic Birdbath|
What do you
suggest I purchase to get started since I have never seen any of the
products and should I buy it from the company? I don’t want to waste
money in the beginning. Maybe later I can accumulate more of their
all of your hobbies, you probably already have a heat gun or embossing
heat tool? That’s how you heat set the adhesive. I will warn you that
working 3D with the adhesive is a little tricky. You have to work in
small sections. Here’s a video that shows some 3D pieces being worked on
with the No Days Mosaic Adhesive:
And here’s a video that is an introduction to the Groutless Mosaic Adhesive, which is what I used:
3D video shows taping the beginning pieces in place, but I just let
them cool down and add more, using gravity to my advantage. After laying
down the initial strip (only 5 or 6 tiles) and letting them cool, I
turned the stone bowl and added another short segment and then heat set
them. After they cooled, I rotated the bowl again and added the next 5 or 6 tiles, until I got back to the beginning. After that first row, I
added a few rows of tile at a time. I started on the outside of my bowl because
the center was optically off on my homemade bowl. It may be easier to
start in the flat bottom area and then slowly work your way up the
|Photo collage that shows the steps in building the mosaic birdbath
using No Days Groutless Mosaic Adhesive on a hypertufa base.
In some areas, I doubled up the adhesive under the tiles, because
my bowl is porous. When, heating the adhesive, it tends to pull together
before it spreads out again, so you need to really heat it and “paint”
it around with the tiles. My bowl is about 14″ or more across, and the
last picture I sent was a little less than the whole 12″ roll of black
Groutless Mosaic Adhesive. There are areas of the tile that are covered
with some groutless. You can leave them as is, or the adhesive scrapes
off with a razor (or fingernail if it’s still slightly warm). ADDITION: I also found out that after the mosaic cools, that the excess adhesive can be washed off with a garden hose and spray nozzle. Quick and easy! I had one tile that popped off, and that was because I didn’t heat it long enough to properly adhere to the cement base.
Oh, and I use a pair of long tweezers (~6″ or so) that helps to push on the tiles while they’re hot.
the only materials that you’ll need are glass tiles (I cut mine to 3/8″
and 5/16″ and 1/8″ just to have a variety of sizes), Groutless Mosaic
Adhesive, heat gun or embossing heat tool, tweezers, and scissors to cut the
adhesive. That should be it!
Here are written directions for a micro mosaic project I did with the Groutless: http://nodaysadhesives.com/2012/08/06/micro-mosaic-tutorial-no-days-groutless/
I’d love to see pictures of your birdbath when you get around to it:)