Asked on Jun 22, 2018

How do I remover adhesive that was used to glue panelling to sheetrock

by Kri16669785
  8 answers
  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Jun 22, 2018

    If you are talking about removing it from the drywall, you can’t. Trying to remove it will tear up the paper covering. You will need to replace the drywall. If you are talking about removing it from the paneling, you can scrape it off, but the amount of time and effort would not be worth it. You’d be better off buying new paneling.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 22, 2018

    I would be surprised if this can be done, the glue has probably penetrated the paneling and the sheetrock, binding it to both. For this to come apart the adhesive would have to have been weakened over time, or dried out. You could try peeling the paneling gently and use a putty knife as a wedge in between the 2 surfaces.

    Good luck!

  • Suzanne O'Brien Suzanne O'Brien on Jun 22, 2018

    Scrape it off and do a quick repair with drywall mud. Put on your texture. Seal with a good primer and paint.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 22, 2018

    Step 1

    Scuff off glue or adhesives on the walls using a paint scraper. Do not scrape too aggressively as this may cause deep gouges and greater damage to the wall.

    Step 2

    Apply heat directly to the glue with a heat gun or hair dryer set at its highest heat if the glue doesn’t come off. The heat causes the glue to soften. Remove the glue off the paneling using a scraper while applying heat. Continue applying heat and scraping until all the adhesive is stripped off.

    Step 3

    Remove any remaining glue spots using sandpaper and a circular motion.

    Step 4

    Restore the wall using a mud exclusively made for drywalls. Put mud directly on the wall using a putty knife to conceal holes or scratches that were created while getting rid of the adhesive from the walls. Leave the mud to dry out completely.

  • Macysmom Macysmom on Jun 23, 2018

    Do what Suzanne said! Its the most economical and it will work great and look perfect! I did a whole house. It lasted forever. Trying to cover it with primer will not work. It will bleed through for years..until you decide to go back and do what Suzanne said!

  • William William on Jun 23, 2018

    I just scrape it off the drywall. Patch any damage with no shrink drywall patching compound. Sand smooth, prime, and paint. If you put just enough compound to the damage you may not need to sand. I have use a damp sponge to smooth the patch . That's why I use no shrink compound. Drywall mud tends to shrink as it dries and would need more than one coat.

  • AmAtHome AmAtHome on Jun 26, 2018

    I used a razor blade to carefully remove the thicker spots, and then gently used a grinder to smooth out what I couldn't get off. I didn't want to remove the sheetrock paper or gouge the wall, it worked pretty well.