Way back in May, when I laid out La Sirena’s blue tail, I had to peel every one of the small square pool tiles off of a mesh backing.
Unfortunately, some of the adhesive stayed on the back of those tiles, and now they are all stuck tightly to the clear plastic sheet that I covered the table with. (Also underneath that sheet is the big paper printed blowup of the design; I’ll show that to you once it’s visible again.)
So today I started the tedious process of peeling off every tile (sometimes with my thumb, sometimes it takes a chisel). I’m doing this in pairs of rows, and then covering them with a strip of masking tape to keep them aligned. After that, I’m laying down a little strip of waxed paper, which will hopefully keep them from sticking down again!
Here’s a pic a couple of hours later. All those tiles have been pried up, then laid back down, taped and wax-papered. Still have to do the fin, but the job is mostly done.
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