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Old 04-07-2008, 12:32 PM   #1
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Yack! My tiles are stronger than my walls!


Apologies for barging in here with a question straight away.... I failed on my third day of my plan to become the ultimate self-reliant DIY-queen so I'm desperate!

I live in a "cardboard house" - most interior walls are plaster, and really crap ones at that. I need to remove some tiles from my (plaster) bathroom wall and basically if I go at them with a chisel / spatula / anything, the wall caves in before the tile does! (the adhesive seems really strong too)

How can I get these off (it's only like 3 half tiles and some leftovers) without ending up getting my whole wall redone?

Many thanks!

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Old 04-07-2008, 05:50 PM   #2
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Yack! My tiles are stronger than my walls!


You should be able to pry the tiles off the wall without causing that much damage if you use a wide 3-4 inch rigid putty knife and a hammer.

If that doesn't work for you you'll just have to bite-the-bullet and make the necessary repairs after the tile is out.

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Old 04-08-2008, 02:12 PM   #3
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You should be able to pry the tiles off the wall without causing that much damage if you use a wide 3-4 inch rigid putty knife and a hammer.

If that doesn't work for you you'll just have to bite-the-bullet and make the necessary repairs after the tile is out.
Thanks for your reply. Yes I have tried that and that's exactly where the wall caves in before the tile will come off.

But I've resigned myself to some messy repairs. Thanks for your help.
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