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Attention, homeowners: Don't pay another repairman until you check out this video series on simple repairs you can make yourself.
You Will Need
- Safety goggles
- Old towel
- Outlet cover
- Tile adhesive
- Popsicle stick or small putty knife
- Craft store or antique shop (optional)
Apply safety gear
Put on safety goggles and gloves before starting this project. Tile shards are sharp and can cut or blind you.
Wrap the tile in an old towel and use a hammer to break it into large pieces.
Sort the pieces, looking for corners and edges that can maintain the faceplate's clean edges.
Rough up faceplate
Unscrew the faceplate. Scratch the faceplate using fine grit sandpaper to give the tile adhesive something to stick to and to remove dirt or paint.
Glue tile on to faceplate
Use a Popsicle stick or small putty knife to apply tile adhesive to each piece of tile and then stick them to the faceplate.
Allow the tile adhesive to dry before working the grout into the cracks between the tile pieces. Wait 24 hours before reinstalling the faceplate.