Need Help Removing Adhesive - Drywall & Plaster - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Drywall & Plaster


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-16-2010, 06:09 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 6
Rewards Points: 10

Need Help Removing Adhesive

Hello. I just removed some wood paneling from a bedroom and now im left with the adhesive on the walls. The house was built in 1965 so I'm pretty sure the walls are gypsum board with a few light coats of plaster. What is the best way to get rid of the adhesive? Ive pretty much sanded most of it off of one wall with a palm sander and 60 grit paper but it is long and tedious, I didnt know if there was any chemical removers anyone would recommend. Thank You.


SteveBman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 07:44 PM   #2
firehawkmph's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Near Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 2,046
Rewards Points: 1,922

If it's a liquid nails type of construction adhesive, you could try a heat gun or blow dryer to soften it up and scrape it off. Then go around and patch the gouges and defects left by the scraping. If worse comes to worse, you could always go over it with 1/4" drywall.
Mike Hawkins


firehawkmph is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removing Granite & Omni Grip Adhesive from Fireplace Surround RayJak Tiling, ceramics, marble 4 11-13-2009 03:28 PM
Removing carpeting adhesive from wood stairs? P550 Flooring 3 10-02-2009 07:33 AM
Removing Vinyl Tile Adhesive from Linoleum The Raven Flooring 3 07-22-2008 08:38 PM
removing adhesive novice40 Flooring 6 07-19-2008 10:31 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1