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Old 01-31-2012, 09:31 PM   #1
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can you remove tile from plaster walls sand smooth and re tile?

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Not likly to happen without some wall damage.

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Depends on the type and condition of the plaster. Even if the tiles come off without destroying the plaster, you'll need to create a smooth, even surface to apply new tiles
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the plaster is like 5/8" thick that's why i was hoping to avoid demo
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is it wood lath?
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there was a hole in the plaster but its so thick i couldn't really tell i don't think i saw any
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Usually you can tell if there's wood lathe as it isn't very far beneath the surface. You can use a putty knife and hammer to try to tap the tiles off with as little damage as possible. If there is damage, you could cut a line from where your new tile will go, and replace that part of the plaster with backer board built out to the face of the plaster. You will need solid support behind the backer board and remaining plaster so they don't flex. You'll also need to repair any loose plaster that is left above the backerboard

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