Removing Tile Glaze


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Old 02-07-11, 09:35 AM
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Removing Tile Glaze

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I bought an apartment last year that has old glazed tiles in the bathroom which are now peeling and flaking. I would like to just rub off the rest somehow and then re-grout.

Is there a product I can buy to remove the glaze? Any tips?

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Old 02-07-11, 09:46 AM
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Welcome to the forums

Can you upload a couple pictures?

http://forum.doityourself.com/electr...your-post.html
 
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Old 02-07-11, 09:48 AM
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I have since removed the wallpaper and painted, and reglazed the tub. The peeling has increased further since this picture.
 

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Old 02-07-11, 10:41 AM
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You sure the tiles weren't painted and the paint is what's coming off?
 
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Old 02-07-11, 10:49 AM
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I can't be too sure, I'm not an expert in these matters, but I did have a tub glazing guy come to re-glaze the tub (it was peeling too) and he removed the 'glaze' from it first. He offered to remove it from my tiles too for an extra $1,200.

It was way too much for me as I am trying to save up to re-tile/redo the bathroom altogether within a couple of years. But for now I hate the peeling paint/glaze. It's awful.
 
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Old 02-07-11, 12:58 PM
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I would also think that it's a tile paint. I've had very little dealings with that type of coating and don't know much about them I'd try a paint and varnish remover on a tile or two and see how that goes. Can it be scraped off?
 
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Old 02-07-11, 06:38 PM
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yes, it can scrape off if you start at a loose, peely edge. I spend half my time in the shower picking at it.

I guess I'll have to try the paint remover and update you guys. Thanks!
 
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Does it come off in chips or more like peeling a banana?
 
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Old 02-07-11, 07:39 PM
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It definitely chips! It makes for very annoying to pick at stuff because it cracks off- I can't get much of it off.
 
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Old 02-08-11, 05:20 AM
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Do you have a fixed shower head or one of the ones which has a hose and comes off? If the latter, you can make a bit of a pressure washer with the shower head on a massage-type setting and that might help speed the removal.
 
 

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