Got rid of the old tiles in the kitchen.
Some of them were on plasterboard, and I have some holes to mend, but I
can cope with that. The problem is that some of the old tile adhesive is
still adhering to the PB. What's the best way of getting a clean
surface, ready for retiling, without destroying the PB?
I have found a sharp wide wood chisel of the sort intended for hitting
with a hammer useful against the most stubborn tile adhesive. But a lot
of it will come off with a wallpaper scraper if you are lucky.
Expect some collateral damage unless you have a very steady hand.
On 12/01/2018 20:53, email@example.com wrote:
I did our bathroom (well, shower) a few weeks ago. I was too lazy to go
and get PB, so spent several hours trying to remove the adhesive (very
well stuck), until I've had enough and went to get the two 8x4 boards.
100% false economy.
10 minutes to remove the boards from the wall + 10 minutes to remove all
the screws etc + 10 minutes to screw new boards to the studs.
On Saturday, 13 January 2018 14:03:25 UTC, Rob Morley wrote:
why does some idiot want to start discussing which he thinks is 'shurely' easier for the OP when he has really no idea. Yes it has its uses in the garden, and which is better for the OP to do is totally not worth imagining & debating. What a twit.
Unless someone has used the waterproof adhesive (generally people
don't), warm water often softens it very well - how much it will soften
the plasterboard is another matter, but you've got nothing to lose
I removed large amounts of tile adhesive this way in our bathroom, but
that was on plastered brick rather than plasterboard.
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