removing adhesive?


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Old 01-30-04, 12:32 PM
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removing adhesive?

I recently moved into a new home. The downstairs bathroom had plastic tiles covering half the wall all the way around (they were painted). A couple had come loose and I decided to "pry" the rest off.

I am now left with a lot of remaining glue/adhesive. Outside of using any harsh chemicals, any tips on how to remove this stuff?

I'm currently using a putty knife and scraping/chipping away, but it's taking forever...

Thanks in advance for your help!
 
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Old 01-30-04, 02:33 PM
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Is it old, dry, liquid nails?

No chemicals I know of will work on drywall without ruining it anyways.

Scraping is one way, using a belt sander or palm sander is another.

There is no easy way.

P.S. If its not too bad, you could resurface the wall with joint compound.
 
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Old 02-01-04, 06:35 PM
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It appears to be rather old. I'm about 3/4's of the way done scraping (chipping) away at the glue. It's taking forever and unfortunately, I'm causing a fair amount of minor damage to the plaster walls.

The damage I'm doing is a lot of very shallow small "dings" in the wall. Am I better off using spackle or joint compound in repairing the "dings"? Is there much of a difference between the 2?
 
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Old 02-02-04, 05:24 AM
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For small dings, I use spackle. If there are alot of dings, I use joint compound solely for the fact that I can float several at once.

Chemically and physically, there is a difference in spackle and j.c.
But both go for the same end result.

I use spackle for small dings, divots, nail holes etc., and use j.c. for larger problems. If I want to acheive a smooth, glass-like surface, I use j.c.
 
 

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