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There have been a lot of questions about paper faced glass tiles. Most glass tile manufacturers that make a transparent glass will build the mosaic on what is called a paper faced kraft paper. When glass became popular about 4-5 years ago the mesh backing is what was used. Mesh backing was fine for the ceramic or stone mosaics, but when applied to the glass tiles and then installed, you still could see the mesh backing through the tile.
Now, like I mentioned a lot of glass tile companies use the kraft paper faced product which is applied to the FRONT of the glass tile. You would install the mosaic with the kraft paper out (facing you) and once the thinset has dried you take a wet sponge and wet the kraft paper.
When you are wetting the paper, it does not have to be soaked, just take the wet sponge and cover the kraft paper with the water and let it set for a few minutes. If the paper seems to dry out, keep getting it wet. Once the glue is deactivated it will peel off with ease. If it is not peeling off with ease, then the paper is not wet enough.
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