Step 4: Check for level and fill with grout to finish installation

Secure dish with masking tape until glue dries
Photo: Smith/Baer
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Firmly press the dish into place and secure it with two or three strips of masking tape. Check to be certain the dish is level. Wait 24 hours, then fill all the joints around the soap dish with grout. Allow the grout to dry overnight before using the shower.
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    Tools List

    • drill
      Drill/driver fitted with 1/4-inch-diameter masonry bit
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • nailset
      Nailset
    • cold chisel
      1/4-inch cold chisel
    • putty knife
      Putty knife
    • torpedo level
      Torpedo level
    • Grout saw

    Shopping List

    1. Porcelain soap dish

    2. Tile adhesive, for adhering soap dish to wall

    3. 2-inch-wide masking tape, used to temporarily hold soap dish in place

    4. Tile grout, used to fill joints around soap dish