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Offline usernumber1

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Hot melt glue the ceramic tile to drywall backsplash
« on: October 14, 2020, 08:52 PM »
LeeValley started carrying these FastenMaster Pro Hot-Melt Guns and the adhesive is recommended for flooring and trim work

So just wondering if there's anyone with some experience and these pro grade hot melts that can shed some light if I can run a row of ceramic tile on drywall in the bathroom?

https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/supplies/applicators-and-cups/111249-fastenmaster-pro-hot-melt-gun?item=03K0350

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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Hot melt glue the ceramic tile to drywall backsplash
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 09:06 PM »
I have that gun. It will work for a few tiles here and there.

If the tile is not in a wet area use a mastic, if it is in a wet area, waterproofing and thinnest.

Tom

Offline Cheese

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Re: Hot melt glue the ceramic tile to drywall backsplash
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020, 01:43 AM »
I've used a hot melt variant, Titebond HiPURformer, to attach Schluter stainless trim in the kitchen along with pvc banding around windows. It works well in low humidity environments. The idea is to just adhere the trim and then to attach the tiles in a conventional method.

The hot melt is NOT meant to supplant the tried & true method for attaching tile, it's just a short cut to speed up the tile trim/tile setting process.

https://www.gluegun.com/blogs/adhesive-reviews/in-stock-now-titebond-hipurformer-replacement-cartridges







« Last Edit: October 17, 2020, 11:00 PM by Cheese »

Offline Jim Metzger

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Re: Hot melt glue the ceramic tile to drywall backsplash
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 10:45 PM »
I can't imagine you could get the tiles to lie in plane with each other before the hot melt starts to set up.

Offline Packard

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Re: Hot melt glue the ceramic tile to drywall backsplash
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2021, 04:48 PM »
When I had my picture framing business, I read about the Pur hot melt gun and it sounded like a game-changer.  I would be able to assemble frames and use them almost immediately.

I bought a very early version, probably 18 or 20 years ago.  The problem with the thing was that it left a black glue line at the miter.  I never used it for framing. 

And the glue had a very short shelf life.  So I ended up using it for two or three small projects.  I did like the fact that the gun did not have to remain attached to 110 voltage. 

Disappointing.  I still have it in the basement to remind me too.