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Old 01-20-2008, 04:32 PM   #1
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Hello I am new here. My bathroom had wood paneling glued to the old wall. I took the paneling off and underneath it has some old drywall tiles(it looks like tiles but it is part of the drywall feels like plaster if that makes sense) Any how I would like to get the old glue off to save the old tile look. Where the wall was painted the glue comes off with a scraper but where it is still plaster feeling I am having a hard time getting it off. Any help would be appreciated. thank you.
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I think they make a glue removal spray but pretty wicked stuff to work with. Have you tryed WD-40 yet?? Or would oil residue bother your project??

How about replacing it up wainscoat high with cement board and put some pretty new ceramic tile on that part?? While your at it get real fancy with patterns and borders and you will really like that years from now!!
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Thank you.After I looked at it. Just to cover it up seems to be the best course of action.
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I'm having the same issues. I removed a number of old tiles (from a plaster wall in the bathroom) and would like to paint the wall. The glue is still there. Can I use a skim coat of plaster over the glue?
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IMO Razor Blade + Patience works best for this sort of thing. If you really want to save the old finish it's worth the time. Plus no chemical smell. You just need plenty of sharp blades and time. Lots of time.
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