Joined: 06 Jul 2005
|Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:48 am Post subject: How do I improve an outdoor mosaic base?
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I was looking at your site trying to find an answer to my problem. How do I get adhesive to stick to a slick surface? I've got a 4' tall tile pipe that is glazed,( these were used for plumbing in the past) I intend to use this piece outside and have tried using mortar as the adhesive but when the tiles are applied it all just starts sliding. what could I coat the base with that would give the mortar something to stick to and would be okay to use outside?
I was thinking maybe a coat of paint with some sand mixed in or something? Could really use some help on this...don't want to do the whole thing and then it falls apart after one summer outside.
Thanks for any help you can give!
Stumped in Indiana...... Pat