Mosaic Base Preparation - Scouring Pads, Steel Wool and Sandpaper
- Dustpan & Brush
- Glue Spreaders
- Graph Paper
- Grout Wedge
- Paint Sheet
- Safety Gear
- Scouring Pads & Sandpaper
- Spirit Level
- Tile Cutters
- Tile Nippers
- Tiler's Sponge
In order for the tesserae to stick to the
base at maximum strength, it is
often necessary to scratch the base top to create a stronger bonding surface.
Use steal wool or scouring pads and scratch the top of glass
or mirror and very
smooth surfaces, rubbing the wool in circles.
Sandpaper is better for the more grainer surfaces such as terracotta, wood,
ply-wood and MDF. Sandpaper is also a great tool to use to smooth edges of
wooden bases so that once the mosaic has been complete you won't get splinters.