Remove paint or wallpaper from archway. Fill any holes with putty. Smooth the entire surface using sandpaper.
Clean the surface of the archway using household detergent. Allow to dry thoroughly.
Apply painter's tape around the archway edges to prevent excess mortar from damaging other surfaces.
Spread grout with a notched trowel onto the archway. Begin at the bottom of the arch and place tiles firmly into the grout. Place one spacer between each tile to make room for additional grout.
Level each row of tiles after pressing them into the grout. Make necessary cuts to tiles to ensure proper fit. Shape accordingly.
Use bendable shim strips to hold inverted tiles in place until they adhere to the grout. Remove strips after grout dries.
Use your finger to add grout in between tiles. Remove excess with a damp cloth or sponge. Allow grout to dry.
Clean tiles with household detergent and clean cloth. Use a glass cleaner to add shine.
Things You Will Need
- Glass cutter
- Clean cloth
- Painter's tape
- Notched trowel
- Shim strips
- Tile spacers
- Safety glasses
- Household detergent
- Glass cleaner
- Shaping tiles can require some additional skill. Consult a professional on the proper techniques for shaping.