Add to GuideAsk a Question
To Top

Removing Tile from Plaster Walls

Category Walls
Tile on Plaster Walls
Removing old tile is a common remodel job, but care needs to be taken to prevent damage to the walls. This is a guide about removing tile from plaster walls.
Advertisement

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

By 0 found this helpful
March 12, 2009

Does anyone have advice on removing tile from a plastered wall? We have a 1940's pink bathroom and would like to remove the tile from the walls, but I understand this will not be an easy project. Any tips for making it simpler or to at least help things go more smoothly?

Advertisement


Christine from St. Louis

Answer Was this helpful? Yes
March 12, 20090 found this helpful

Hate to be blunt but you are better off to just it take off done to the studs. All that glue under the tile and water damage to the wallboard [plasterboard]. This way if need be you can reroute electrical wiring for new lights also.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Anonymous
March 13, 20090 found this helpful

Yep, the only realistic way to remove tiles from plasterboard is to gut the bathroom and then put up new drywall ...

However, if you don't want, or can't afford, the large project of gutting the room you can paint ceramic tiles for now ;-)

Here is a great informational link with tile painting instructions and if you scroll down to the bottom of the page you'll see a link that says "Ask Tim" (I'll venture to bet he would verify the need to gut if you want to remove tiles instead of painting) and another link at the bottom where you can sign up for an informational newsletter:

http://www.askt  ramic_Tile.shtml

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Advertisement
March 14, 20090 found this helpful

We have sheets of Drywall over here which can be fixed on top of tiles and there's no problem with grouting and keeping it clean! It is quite expensive per sheet, though, but might be cheaper than gutting your bathroom. I think it is used quite a lot here, especially in showers.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
March 16, 20090 found this helpful

How lucky your are. Why remove them? I'd add touches of black and white. Those are probably quality tiles and were installed by someone who really knew what he was doing. Tile is coming into vogue again.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Related Content
Categories
Home and Garden Home Improvement WallsFebruary 21, 2013
Guides
cleaning bucket
Cleaning Unpainted Plaster Walls
Patching a Plaster Wall
Patching a Plaster Wall
Green Plaster Walls
Painting Plaster Walls
A picture frame on a plaster wall.
Hanging Pictures on Plaster Walls
More
📓
Back to School Ideas!
😎
Summer Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/08/16 11:42:03 in 1 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!