How To Remove Tile Adhesive From Wall
Do you feel your tile design choices are outdated and want to replace it with a more stylish one? Or perhaps you’re just struggling to remove the old tile adhesive from your wall. Putting on a new wallpaper or repainting your wall might be a cup of tea, but retiling is surely a different experience altogether. After detaching every single piece of tile from the wall, you’ll still have the strongly glued adhesive to battle with. If not done properly, you may as well damage the wall which will trigger a new additional cost for repair. We’d recommend you get a professional helping hand for the best results if you’re without a proper training or experience. However, this guide will teach you everything you need to know about the process. Let’s get started!
• Protective sheets
• 4-inch scraper
• Clean cloth
• Protective gear - face mask, eye goggles, gloves.
Tile Adhesive Removal Process
• Cover The Floor
Ensure that the floor is well covered to collect the residues falling off from the wall with some protective sheets.
• Heat Up The Adhesive
Using the wallpaper steamer, heat up the adhesive to make it a bit loose and softer. Do this by slowly moving the steamer around and ensure not to stay on one spot for too long.
• Scrape Off The Mortar
When you can tell the adhesive is properly softened, use the 4 inch scraper to wipe it off the wall. Do this until all the adhesive has been completely removed.
• Clear Out The Fallen Residue
Clean up any mortar that has fallen on the floor.
After the tile adhesive removal, your wall may need to be skimmed depending on its state. This is to put the surface in a good and flat condition before installing the new tiles. The wall may also need to be re-plastered if the adhesive is extremely strong.