How can you fix walls where peel & stick fake tile applied?

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I removed one piece and it took the paint off the part of the wall where the faux tile was applied. Any tips on gently removal ? Also how to fix the wall area (under top kitchen cabinets? Thanks for any help :)

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  • Ken Ken on Oct 25, 2017
    You probably won't get the tile off without taking patches of paint and wall materials with it. As for repair, you did not specify what kind of wall material but standard repair methods for the material you have and repainting is in order. I would guess that you will need to acquire some drywall tools and do a skim coat of joint compound. Takes some practice but you can always sand it off and try again.

    • Linda Dugas Linda Dugas on Oct 28, 2017
      thanks so much for your input. I will check Lowes for drywall tools, etc.

  • Betty Foster Betty Foster on Oct 26, 2017
    You may try alcohol mixed with an equal amount of water. First, try an inconspicuous area to see if it will work for you. You may also be able to use alcohol full strength. For the area where the paint chipped off, use crack filler, the same kind you'd use to fill a hole where a picture was hung.

  • Linda Dugas Linda Dugas on Oct 28, 2017
    Thank you all for your great suggestions, I printed out all of them and will try them out .

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Oct 28, 2017
    You will have to apply sheetrock compound and then sand and repaint. There is a type of sheetrock compound that is whipped and is very easy to sand. You might want to cut out a very small piece of the surface of the wall board that is close to but outside the area needing fixing and have your paint mixed.
    When you have the area uncovered, patched, sanded and wiped down first with a dry cloth and then a damp cloth, paint the area and then when you reach the area outside the repaired area, feather into the old painted area by using a brush with almost no paint on it...this is called dry brushing.

    Your best option is to take down the old fake tile was and put up new real tile! Otherwise, you may never get the paint to match and will have to repaint the entire kitchen.