Can You Use No More Nails On Bathroom Tiles?

If you are redoing parts of your bathroom, you might be wondering, can you use No More Nails on bathroom tiles? If so, you are far from alone, because a lot of people consider this option!

You can use No More Nails if you are doing a minor repair in your bathroom, but you should be aware that it probably won’t provide brilliant adhesion, and it may not last particularly well, especially if the tiles are going to be walked on. Repairing a couple of wall tiles with it should be okay, however.

In this article, we’ll explore how No More Nails works, whether it’s suitable for use in the bathroom, and what you should be aware of before you apply it.

Does No More Nails Work On Bathroom Tiles?

You can use No More Nails on bathroom tiles if you are just repairing a small area, such as:

  • Repairing a loose or damaged tile
  • Sticking on a tile that has come off the wall
  • Preventing a wobbly tile from coming off or getting further destabilized

If you want to re-tile a large area on the wall or even just repair a tile or two on the floor, No More Nails is not likely to work well. The tiles may stick initially, but will soon come loose and start to rock. They may crack because they aren’t being held firmly in place, so it’s really best not to use No More Nails.

You shouldn’t put No More Nails on tiling that you may need to walk on, because the substance probably won’t create a good bond between the tile and the surface beneath. If the tile moves at all once it has been fixed in place, there’s a risk that it will break, since tiles do not stand up to pressure well unless they are completely flat.

You should therefore avoid using No More Nails for everything except small repair jobs in your bathroom. However, if you do have a small repair job, the No More Nails should be a quick, easy, and cheap way to get the job done, and it might mean that you don’t have to mess around with grouting, which is a notoriously tricky task.

How Do You Use No More Nails On Tiles?

If you want to use No More Nails on your tiles, you should do the following:

  1. Thoroughly clean both of the surfaces that are going to be bonded. That means removing the tile if it is loose so that you can clean behind it. You need both surfaces to be free from dust, grease, oil, debris, etc. You also need to give them time to dry if they have been washed.
  2. Once the surfaces are both clean and dry, you can add a 4 to 6 mm line of adhesive to the back of the tile, using an extrusion gun. Apply another line a few centimeters away, and continue doing this in even lines until you reach the edge of the tile.
  3. Do the same on the surface that you wish to add the tile to, and then immediately press the tile into place on that surface. Press it firmly for a few moments, and then pull the tile off again and allow it to dry for up to 5 minutes. When the adhesive is tacky, press it firmly back into place.
  4. Make sure the tiles are lined up and you are happy with the positioning, and then place a padded block against the tile and gently tap the block with a hammer (be careful not to shatter the tile). This increases the bond and ensures that the tile will lie flat.
  5. Allow the adhesive to dry for up to 72 hours (depending on the conditions) and then check that you have achieved a good bond between the two surfaces.

Once you’ve finished the project, make sure that you are happy with the repairs.

How Do You Remove No More Nails From Tiles?

If you aren’t happy or if you want to take the tiles off again, you will need to soften the No More Nails using a heat gun. Gently heat the tile until you are able to pull it off the wall, and then use the heat gun to further soften the adhesive.

You can then use a putty knife to scrape the adhesive off the bottom of the tile, leaving it flat for the next adhesive. You should finish by wiping the surface with a mineral spirit to get rid of any residue, and then allowing it to dry.


Q: Can I use Liquid Nails On Shower Tiles?

A: It’s better not to, because this product was not designed to be perpetually wet. Although the material is water-resistant, it will not hold up particularly well if it is in an environment where it gets wet very often, so it isn’t a suitable material for tiling your shower.

Q: Will Liquid Nails hold ceramic tiles?

A: Yes, Liquid Nails should be able to hold up ceramic tiles as long as you apply it correctly. This product is capable of bearing quite a lot of weight, so it should create a lasting bond. However, the application process can be quite slow, so it may not be the best option for multiple tiles.

Q: What’s the best adhesive for tiles?

A: Many people use thin-set mortar or mastic when they are attaching tiles to a wall, so it is often best to choose one of these two products. However, if you don’t have either available, No More Nails should do the trick, at least for a few tiles.


If you want to use No More Nails on your bathroom tiles, this is likely to work, but you should be aware that it isn’t considered a “proper” fix, and it may not be suitable for floor tiles or for large areas of wall tiles. Make sure you prepare both surfaces before you apply the adhesive, or it will not stick properly.

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