How to Glue Stainless Steel to Tile
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How to Glue Stainless Steel to Tile

Author
Mark O'Brien
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New tile can freshen any room, but adding an accent or design to that tile can really make a room pop. Stainless steel can give your room a classic look, and attaching the stainless steel pieces is easy with J-B Weld.

Things You'll Need

A plastic plate

J-B Weld

Rag

Toothpick

Putty knife

Rubber gloves

Step 1

Squirt dime-size piles of epoxy from both the black and red tubes of J-B Weld onto the plastic plate..

Step 2

Stir the piles together with the tip of the toothpick.

Step 3

Scrub the tile surface with a rag to remove any dirt or debris. The tile should be clean and dry so the stainless steel will adhere to the tile.

Step 4

Use the putty knife to apply a thin (1/16 to 1/8-inch thick) coat of the epoxy mix to the back of the stainless steel. Leave a 1/4 inch of unglued area around the edges to prevent the epoxy from squeezing out when it's pressed against the tile.

Step 5

Firmly press the stainless steel piece against the tile. Wipe any drips with a damp rag. Allow it to dry for 15 hours.

Warning

Wear rubber gloves.

About the Author
Mark O'Brien started his professional writing career in 2000 at the "Newman Grove Reporter" newspaper. He was an English tutor while in school and earned an Associate of Arts in English from Northeast Community College. O'Brien indulges his mechanical side by fixing mowers part-time.