Tile inlays are positions about a third of the way
down each recess groove, drawing attention
upward. On third of the way down allows a nice random appearance instead of centered.
ABOVE: Tiles are
first glued to paper. Tiles
|First, 1/4" plaster stop is put on where the grooves go.
is put on
The edge of the plaster stop is covered
later with the finish coat. Won't this chip and fall off? No, I have a secret. E mail me, and I'll tell you the secret.
|Grooves are formed by nailing on one by fours. After wall is filled, the one by is removed leaving a 3/4" groove. Edge of wall where the groove isn't, is formed with a 2 by four.|
|Grooves start and stop below the ornate brick bands.||After brown coat sets overnight, one by fours are removed,
grooves. Bottom of picture shows where one by four is removed,
awaiting finish coat.
|Tiles are glued to the recess using liquid nails.
A nail is driven to support the tile until the glue sets up.
|Tiles are covered with tape. until groove is color coated.
mortar partially covers the edge of the tile, securing the tile
in place. Here tape is peeled off.
The result is a decoratively unique signature
on this building.
|Here old parging is stripped off using electric chipping hammers.||Painted bricks are chipped up providing
a good bond for the new mortar.
|Two dramatic before and after pictures.
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