removing ceramic tile

Old 02-04-00, 12:13 PM
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I would like to remove some ceramic tile from the wall in my kitchen. It is attached to dry wall. What are my chioces with out damaging the wall? I just want the tile removed and I want to paint over the area to match the rest of my kitchen.
Old 02-06-00, 03:18 PM
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Ouch Sue,
I'm afraid that if your tile in question was adhered even half-way correctly, it will at the very least remove the paper from your drywall in the removal process. My simplest removal technique which I feel will do the least damage to your drywall is to use a 2-3 inch {sharp} cold chisel, and try to "pop" the tiles outward from the drywall. I can say that at least the paper will be damaged but a minimim of mudding will be required to fix it back. Worst case, you will have gaping holes where all the drywall decides to come with it, and you will need to make a patch.
I am surmising that this is not the news you wanted to hear, but it is my best opinion.
Sorry in advance....


Old 02-08-00, 05:18 AM
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Will that work on bathroom wall tile also? How would one go about getting up small square tiles off a bathroom floor? The same way? I moved into an old house and the former owner loved small black and white tile all over the dang house. It's quite depressing to me!

Augusta, GA

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