Adhesives for Making Mosaics
The main factor when choosing which adhesive to use is the material and type
of base used for the mosaic.
Always keep in mind the adhesive you choose has to adhere to the materials (tesserae)
and also to the base to which it is stuck.
The type of adhesive to use also depends on whether the mosaic is intended
for indoors or outdoors use and the types of conditions that they mosaic will be
For example if you are making a mosaic hot pot stand, then you
need to make sure the adhesive (and tesserae) are heat resistant and will
survive in a kitchen style situation.
Types of Adhesives
There are many different types of adhesives that can be used to make mosaics: