Advice 1: How to seal the joints between ceiling tiles

Finish ceiling tile polystyrene remains one of the affordable and popular methods of repair of the premises. Often when gluing, between the tiles remain visible cracks. This is due to the roughness of the finished surface. To achieve the perfect alignment of the tiles is quite difficult. If the tile itself is white and is glued on the ceiling, painted in bright colors, the seams are virtually invisible. On dark surfaces the cracks do not look aesthetically pleasing.
How to seal the joints between ceiling tiles
You will need
  • Acrylic sealant special gun or a pastry syringe.
For sealing joints between the tiles well suited acrylic sealant. It comes in the box, to work with it will need a special gun, which is sold separately. Before beginning the process of sealing cracks cut the tip of the tube at an angle of 45 degrees, put on the container with the sealant gun. Clutching the container tightly to the gap between the tiles and pressing down on the handle of the gun, slowly advance the tube along the seam. Thus the seam is filled with sealant, and the gap is almost invisible.
Acrylic sealant
What to do if there is no special gun or you just decided to save money on buying it? The question is not idle, as a quality handgun is not cheap, and buying it if you are not going to do repairs every month, it makes no sense.
Gun for sealant usage
Come to the aid of the usual pastry syringe, which is available in the Arsenal of many Housewives. And buying it will be cheaper than buying a gun. Take the bottle with the sealant that presses on the bottom, for example, handle of a hammer, fill a pastry syringe to 2/3 of its volume. Usually set to the syringe is a lot of curly heads. Use the one that is cut at an acute angle. Further work in the same way as you would with a gun.
Confectionery syringe
Do not use to seal joints between ceiling tiles silicone sealant. It is for this work is not suitable, as too hardens quickly, which can negate all your efforts.
Useful advice
Wash the syringe from the remnants of the sealant with warm water after work is easy. The syringe unusable, it can be used later for its intended purpose – decorating cakes cream patterns.

Advice 2 : How to fill in the cracks between the tiles

For sealing gaps between the tiles using a special grout or waterproof sealant. Qualitatively to make this work, you need to read tips from professionals. They will help to avoid mistakes.
Grout joints with a rubber spatula the most effective
During laying of the tiles between the tiles leaving a gap. This distance was the same everywhere, use the details in the form of crosses. Fin thickness which is chosen based on the desired width of the gap. For example, for tiles of large size will fit TIC with a thickness of 4-5 mm. To finish the kitchen and the bathroom most often made with the seam of 2-2. 5 mm.

They use to seal joints between tiles?

For this purpose there are special grout. They come in the form of a dry powder that must be diluted with water, and ready. You can buy a mixture of colors that is most suitable for drawing the shade of the tile. If the desired color on sale there, you can take the white grout and buy the desired color.

To get the desired shade, add a certain amount of dye and then mix it with dry powder.
It will take a rubber spatula in small size. It is most convenient to apply the putty composition to completely fill the gaps between the tiles. Some masters at small amounts of cost that is applied to the grout with an iron spatula, and they also aligned it. In this line of work requires the utmost caution not to damage or scratch the top layer of tiles.

How to seal the seams between the tiles?

If the tile is pasted for a long time, you must first remove the one that is poorly kept and behind the wall. Then the reverse side of the tile, protect the metal with a spatula, moistened with water, is applied to the adhesive and attach the tile to its original place. If the seams between the tiles cracked over time and crumble, these places need to be cleaned out using a stiff brush or spatula, then moisturize.

Then proceed to the application of grout. During operation, be aware that some spackling compounds tend to be drawn into the cracks as it dries. So sometimes you need to re-cover the seams. If the grout is prepared using colour, you need to take this into account and make the desired amount of the composition of one color, as when re-manufacture of mixtures there is a big risk not to guess the amount of colorant and the seams on the tile will turn out different in color.

In some cases, to seal the gaps between the tiles using a waterproof silicone sealant. The need arises when working in areas of high humidity: saunas, pools, baths. Apply sealant just need to follow the recommendations of the manufacturer and try to hold it straight "nose" of the balloon relative to the seam. After the grout has dried, it remains removed with a damp cloth.
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