Asked on Jan 12, 2019

How can I remove old tiles from the kitchen splashboard?

Simple Decorating TipsCarrie @ Curly Crafty MomCher


I'm trying to remove old tiles from the kitchen splashboard. They used a very strong plaster and the tiles are small.

3 answers
  • Cher
    on Jan 12, 2019

    Do you have a multi tool? An oscillating one? They have different attachments for so many projects! It can remove tile easily! They sand, cut wood and metal, scrape.... I got mine at Harbor Freight for $30. I LOVE IT!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    on Jan 12, 2019

    In some cases, the only way to tear out the ceramic tile is with heavy equipment such as a jackhammer or air chisel. Use a long-handled floor scraper to scrape away tile fragments and any old adhesive residue. After all the tiles are removed, you may need to smooth the subfloor with a sander. Be sure to cover sink to protect it and remove outlet covers, microwave (if you have one) and to protect the countertops as well.

  • Simple Decorating Tips
    on Jan 13, 2019

    Sadly sometimes tile removal includes sheetrock removal. Once it's off you would need to re-sheetrock.

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