Want to redecorate your bathroom for as low a cost as possible? Do as much of it as you can yourself to save on those dollars. With modern, fast-setting materials, tiling a bathroom wall yourself is easy and quick. Take our quiz to find out how to go about it.
Which of these items are helpful, but not necessary, when tiling a bathroom wall?
a saber saw
What should the condition of the bathroom wall be before you tile it?
When is a primer necessary?
When the paint is old or peeling.
If the plaster is new or on unfinished drywall.
If the bathroom will have lots of traffic, as added protection from moisture.
Which wall should you start at?
The wall which contains the faucet.
The wall adjacent to the faucet.
The wall opposite the faucet.
By how much does the bathtub need to be uneven to make it necessary to adjust the first row of tiles?
What instrument should you use for exact measurements when drawing lines on the bathroom wall?
a chalk line
Which tile will need to be cut?
the tile next to the corner
the tile on the outer edge
the tiles on the starter row
How much mastic should you spread at a time?
You should spread one row worth of mastic.
You should spread three rows worth of mastic.
You should spread as much mastic as you'll be able to cover with tiles in half an hour.
How should you press each tile into the mastic?
with a slight twisting motion
In what pattern should you install the tiles?
horizontally -- row by row
vertically -- row by row
in a step-stair pattern
What are escutcheons?
the chrome rings around faucets and spouts
the edge caps
When can the grout be applied to the tiles?
when the mastic is completely dry
half an hour after installing the tiles
the day after installing the tiles
What do you need to do to the tiles before applying grout?