One side of the No Days Q Stik Mosaic Adhesive utilizes the advantages of No Days’ heat activated adhesive for tile placement, while the back side of the Q Stik film contains an industrial strength, quick stick mounting adhesive for permanent mounting of your mosaic to a wide variety of large or small interior surfaces, both horizontally and vertically. It’s basically, a customizable mosaic wallpaper. So, how do you use it?
Begin by cutting the Q Stik to size, then cut and place your mosaic tiles on the waxy side of the Q Stik. After all or part of your tiles are in place, use a heat gun or heat embossing tool to activate the heat set adhesive. Grab a pair of tweezers to move the tiles into place before they cool and bond to the Q Stik paper. (If they cool and you can’t move them, you can always reheat them to re-position the tiles.)
Depending upon where you’re planning on installing the mosaic, you may need to support the adhesive for awhile before the permanent bond takes over. In the pictures, I’ve installed the mosaic upside down on an archway to see how well the QStik sticks. It’s installed over some glossy paint in a strip roughly 6″ x 18″.
This was the last project on my to do list before leaving the studio, so I taped it to help keep it in place (just in case the adhesive needs some help sticking while it’s curing). When I get back to the studio, I’ll finish by grouting and then report back in intervals to let you know how well my mosaic wallpaper is sticking…