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Old 02-08-2008, 08:48 PM   #1
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What is the best way to remove a porcelain tile backsplash that is set on top of drywall?

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Hammer and chisel

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I second the hammer and chisel. Use a wide flat chisel. Be prepared to fix many gouges in the drywall afterwards.
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When you are done, one of two things will be required:

1.) The wall area of the removed tile WILL need skim coating with drywall compound.

2.) The wall area WILL be so bad that you will have to cut out the remaining sheetrock and replace it....
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cut the tile and drywall out all at once.
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I second the hammer and chisel. Use a wide flat chisel. Be prepared to fix many gouges in the drywall afterwards.

More likely scenario... just plan on replacing the sheetrock, because it will take more work to patch/skim it than it is worth.

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