How do I remove kitchen tile without damaging the wall?

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How do I remove kitchen tile without damaging the wall?

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  • Trudy Doug Gurtzweiler Trudy Doug Gurtzweiler on Sep 11, 2019

    if you have a Dremel there is a attachment for removal

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Sep 11, 2019

    Wear protective clothing and goggles. Using a chisel and hammer, tap them at the grout lines to remove. They will probably break. Slow and easy to remove without damage to the wall behind them.

  • Rhonda T Rhonda T on Sep 11, 2019

    Thank you very much

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 11, 2019

    Removing tiles is one part. The other important part is removing all the mortar residue that will still be on the wall after the tiles have come off.

    This can be messy and slow going.


    Unfortunately, removal, even if done carefully, usually results in some need to repair the damage caused to the drywall in the process. The extent of the damage will depend on how well the tiles have been installed, and what substance was used to adhere them to the wall.


    It is sometimes faster and more cost effective to simply cut out all the damaged drywall, and install new, before applying the new wall covering.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 11, 2020

    Hi,

    Use a Paint Scraper behind the tile, and chisel away! You'll soon get the hang of it.

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