Polystieryne ceiling tiles


Just been to look at a house, which is up for sale, The first thing that greets you is every ceiling is covered with polystyrene tiles including one wall in one of the bed rooms. Any one out there tried to remove theses tiles. Or is it a question of over plaster boarding and skim ceiling and try to remove tiles from wall. then skim over.
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Depends on how well they were glued on, with what and how long theyve been on! Dont be put off by this though. Best way to remove them is buy a brand new garden hoe, you can walk up and down the room and hoe them off, did this on all 7 rooms when i moved into a house 7 years ago. 2 of the ceiling had to be skimmed over(about 150) rest of them were fine after a bit of work and sanding down.
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My son had success using a wallpaper steamer on the glue blobs that were left after the tiles were down.
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