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Tue, Jul 04, 2023

Talavera Mosaic Chalkboard

Learn how to make a mosaic chalkboard

 

Get ready for an exciting project featuring a beautiful black and white Mexican Talavera design on a mosaic chalkboard! We'll guide you step-by-step to create it without the need to cut any tiles, making it beginner-friendly. You can also choose to purchase our convenient kit that includes all the necessary materials. Let's transform your chalkboard into a stunning work of art using these intricate Talavera patterns.

 

Get the 'Talavera Mosaic Chalkboard' >>

 

 

 

Step 1 - Choosing Your Materials

 

Your imagination only limits the choice of materials.

 

To create the 'Talavera Chalkboard Kit,' we have used the following products:

 

Choosing a theme or colour scheme will give you some direction with your design before proceeding.

 

Step 2: Sourcing Your Materials

 

 

Step 3: Black The Frame

 

Paint all areas of the A-Frame in black paint except for the area that will be mosaiced. Allow the paint to dry completely before proceeding with the next step.

 

Step 3: Adhering Your Tiles

 

Adhere your tiles to the chalkboard frame, on both sides of the A-Frame. Apply a generous amount of clear drying PVA adhesive with a paintbrush and place tiles into the adhesive.

 

Allow the adhesive to cure for 24 hours before grouting. Remove any excess adhesive.

 

Step 4: Grouting

 

When grouting, always wear gloves, as the grout will dry your hands out.

 

Mix a small amount of powdered grout with water until it becomes a porridge-like consistency. Once mixed, place a small amount of grout onto your tiles and rub it into the gaps between them. Once you have covered the entire mosaic, scrape off the excess and allow it to dry.

 

Wait until the grout has started to dry (the grout will become dull), and carefully clear off the excess grout with a sponge. Leave it for 24 hours, then give it a final buff-up to remove excess grout and adhesive.

 

 

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