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Old February 10th 05, 04:40 PM
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Default How to remove glue left from old kitchen wall tile??

I started removing some of the old wall tile in preperation for a new range
we are getting on Saturday.
All the tile between the counter and the cabinets will be replace
eventually. What will I do about the glue thats left from the old tiles. Its
pretty thick and very stuck to the walls. I'm guessing I have to scrape it
all off to have a smooth serface to put new tile onto???? What would be the
best tool to use for this??

TIA

SR



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Old February 10th 05, 05:06 PM
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I wouldn't even try. Cut the section out and replace with new sheetrock.

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Old February 10th 05, 05:27 PM
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"Steve" wrote in message
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I started removing some of the old wall tile in preperation for a new range
we are getting on Saturday.
All the tile between the counter and the cabinets will be replace
eventually. What will I do about the glue thats left from the old tiles.
Its
pretty thick and very stuck to the walls. I'm guessing I have to scrape it
all off to have a smooth serface to put new tile onto???? What would be
the
best tool to use for this??

TIA

SR


if it's mastic, a heat gun and a scraper. if you're not retiling, it would
be far easier to redo the walls with fresh sheetrock.




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Old February 10th 05, 06:01 PM
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A steam wallpaper stripper will soften up so you can scrape it off smoothly
& evenly.

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Old February 10th 05, 09:51 PM
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"Steve" wrote in message
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I started removing some of the old wall tile in preperation for a new

range
we are getting on Saturday.
All the tile between the counter and the cabinets will be replace
eventually. What will I do about the glue thats left from the old tiles.

Its
pretty thick and very stuck to the walls. I'm guessing I have to scrape it
all off to have a smooth serface to put new tile onto???? What would be

the
best tool to use for this??

TIA

SR



If you are installing new tile and are willing to waste a little mastic, it
is not necessary to remove the old. Scrape off the highest ridges, apply
new mastic and set your tile.

Before I would scrape it all off, I would rip out the drywall and install
new. It would be a lot less work.


Colbyt




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Old February 11th 05, 01:00 AM
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Steve wrote:
I started removing some of the old wall tile in preperation for a new range
we are getting on Saturday.
All the tile between the counter and the cabinets will be replace
eventually. What will I do about the glue thats left from the old tiles. Its
pretty thick and very stuck to the walls. I'm guessing I have to scrape it
all off to have a smooth serface to put new tile onto???? What would be the
best tool to use for this??

TIA

SR



You removed the tile, and you want to get adhesive off the wall? I
would be inclined to shave it down with a razor-blade scraper. Should
at least take the "peaks" off.



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