Removing Tile Adhesive from Plaster Walls

Old 07-14-03, 11:56 AM
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Question Removing Tile Adhesive from Plaster Walls

I have 1 inch thk. plaster walls with 1/2 inch Mosaic tile on the wall over the counters. I want to remove the old tile and replace it. I can remove the tile by carefully prying it off with a stiff putty knife and hammer. But this method leaves most of the old adhesive stuck to the wall. How can I remove this adhesive and prepare the wall for the new tile without damaging the plaster?
Old 07-15-03, 05:57 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

Very likely the best method to remove the adhesive from the plaster wall will be to scrape and sand it off. A two - handed paint scraper will give you leverage and control.

Hope this helps.

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