Asked on Oct 7, 2017

Can you put ceramic tiles on old?

Madeline ScroginLeisa YeagerWilliam
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My quest was can you put glue/( with appropriate stuff ) on old ceramic tiles on bathroom walls OR have i got to remove the old ones....boring !

7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 7, 2017

    you have to remove the bathroom tiles .
  • Lcl18602341
    on Oct 7, 2017

    No, the tiles must be removed and most times the Sheetrock also has to be removed. That's the easiest way.
  • William
    on Oct 7, 2017

    You need to remove the old tiles.
  • Jack
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Thank you both of you friends, but I was thinking if new ceramic tiles are glued on to old floor ceramic floor tiles then can also be put on walls ? Is it because it is difficult to fight gravity ..and that the tiles would just slide off before they are set ?
  • William
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Not only the gravity but also the weight of the old and new can tear the wall and fall off.
  • Leisa Yeager
    on Oct 7, 2017

    You can paint the tiles with ceramics paint, if you are having sliding problem start at floor only do 2 rows at a time let dry then do 2 more rows
  • Madeline Scrogin
    on Oct 7, 2017

    I think you're coming from a wrong assumption, or maybe you are mis-stating it in your question. But glue is not the proper adhesive to begin with. Anything can and will stay put on your wall when the correct adhesive is used on a properly prepped wall surface. I just asked this question at Home Depot regarding the use of reclaimed-wood look tiles for a guest bedroom feature wall. I hope this helps. But once you have the correct adhesive in hand you will probably find out that removing the present ceramic tile is the only way to get the correct surface on which to spread your adhesive and that there are no shortcuts! Like most things in home improvement what seems like a great idea always turns into a much bigger deal than what one expects at the start. Good luck.
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