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Default Best way to remove wall tiles without breaking?

guv wrote:
So, what would be considered to be the best way to get them off?
Breaking one and then wedging them out? The one good point is the fact
the wall they sit on is plasterboard - so that hopefully will just
pull away through the damage the leak has done.


I'd attack the plasterboard. If it's already damp, wetting it more will
make it really weak so it should release from the tiles. Getting the
adhesive off the backs could be done mechanically - carefull use of an angle
grinder even?

If some adhesive is left on the back it won't really matter if it's not too
thick.


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The Medway Handyman wrote:
guv wrote:


make it really weak so it should release from the tiles. Getting the
adhesive off the backs could be done mechanically - carefull use of an angle
grinder even?

If some adhesive is left on the back it won't really matter if it's not too
thick.


I left tiles in a bucket of water for 2 days and the adhesive then came
off no problem. Used an electric scraper to get it all off.

And any thing that wont come off is sound anyway.


NT

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