I see that you are the creative contact for Streuter Tech… I am
currently gathering materials for a pixelated mosaic of 14,000 nano
tiles (3mm x 3mm). The overall piece will measure 10″ x 20″ with an MDF
substrate. It will hang on my wine cellar wall where the humidity
level does not reach more than 60%. Would it be best to prep the MDF
with a water resistant product before hand? For a piece of this size
would it be best to apply the adhesive film to the substrate then layout
the tiles? Could I layout all the tiles if the adhesive is applied to
the substrate or should I work in smaller areas applying adhesive as I
go? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
All the Best
Hi, J ~
Those are some tiny tiles you’ll be working with!!! So…to begin…
think I would seal the mdf on the back and sides, but not the front,
where you’ll be adhering tiles with No Days adhesive. The adhesive will
water proof that surface and adhere best without prepping with a
I think I would prep the surface ahead of time
(as in this video):
If you prep the surface
so that the adhesive becomes transparent, it shouldn’t pull back when
heat setting small portions of the mosaic. Then, I would begin building
sections of the mosaic, heat setting small sections as they are built to
make sure they don’t get knocked out of place.
Does that help?
love to see pictures when you’re finished! I’m assuming that you’ve got
an eye for detail and lots of patience! Working with that many small
tiles takes both 🙂
Good luck and let me know if you have more questions!
Carrie Strope Sohayda
Thanks Carrie! I’ll definitely forward a pic of the final piece.
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