Another Tile Question

I have both counter tops and wall covered with ceramic tile. When I get new cabinets I would have liked to keep the wall tile but have been told it's probably not possible. I can save a lot of money if I remove the tile myself....before the tile was put up, the walls were just drywall covered in glossy finish latex paint.
Does anyone know what I can expect when I take off the tile - how badly messed up will the wall be? How can I clean it off so I can have new tile put up when they are finished with the cabinets?
Why do you think - if the present cabinets come down 30 inches from the ceiling - and the new ones come down 30 inches from the ceiling - they say they can't save the tile? Just curious.
Thanks.
Dorothy
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I am not a tile pro. I have done this a time or three. When you strip off the old tile a portion of the paper on the drywall will come with it or maybe just the paint. If you are going back with tile in the exact same area, minimal or no wall repair will be required.
As to why. Without seeing the job site I can only guess because it makes their install easier. There could be some leveling issues that dictate removing the tile but from here I can't see that. Wall tile is cheap. If you remove it yourself, wear heavy gloves, eye protection and use the longest handled tool you have. The shards can be very sharp when they fly off the wall. I have a scar to prove it.
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On the other hand, you may get lucky. The new cabinets may fit fine. I would let them try to do it, but expect to maybe remove the top row?

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Dorot29701 wrote:

We've done it. It's a PIA but can be done with careful measuring and cutting using a small grinder w/ dry cutting diamond disc.
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or maybe the new cabinets will have some "scribing ears" so you can just cut 3/8" off the bottom and sides.
or maybe the bottoms of the cabinets will have to be shimmed the 3/8" to be plumb.
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30" replaced by 30" what is the problem?
sounds like a no brainer to me.
is there crown molding on top of the new cabinets? if so ...........raise the cabinets 1/8" or 1/4" and silicone or grout after cabinets are installed.

I say their full of sh*t
they must be looking for an extra!
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