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How to Remove Ceramic Tile From Walls
You're ready and itching to take on that bathroom remodeling project and get that ugly wall tile off and replace it with something more modern. Here are some tips and tricks to make removing wall tile a bit easier.
First Step In Removing Tile From Walls.
You will want to cover the floor up to the edge of the tile you are going to remove with a heavy drop cloth to prevent damage to the other floor from the sharp edges and falling tile. Put away all bathroom items and cover the toilet and tub too to prevent scratches.
Don't do like this guy who probably trashed his tub removing his wall tile...
Then make sure that
electrical outlets have been shut off at the breaker. Turn off the main source
of water lines that may be routed behind the wall.
to locate any electrical wires or water lines that you could potentially saw. Then you can continue and cut l out arger sections, holding your reciprocating saw blade up against, but not cutting the studs. Lay these pieces to the side, out of your work area. After you remove all the larger sections between the studs you will end up having strips of tile and backer board left over covering the studs and still attached by nails . Use a hammer and chisel to knock the nails or screws free of the studs. If long screws were used you may need to break the tile and backer board off and use a cordless drill and #2 bit to unscrew them pr use a hand grinder to grind them flush if they are too rusty to remove.
To Remove Tile From Walls safely, always wear protective gear, including safety glasses, gloves and a long sleeved shirt. Removing wall tile is not fun but doing it yourself can save a bundle of money.