How to remove ceramic tile adhesive from brickwork

Postby sutchy » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:33 am

First attempt at floor tiling. I have got ceramic tile adhesive on the brickwork. I thought that it would come off with a wire brush. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
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Postby kbrownie » Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:02 pm

Hi I beleive if you gently heat it with a heat gun, it softens and is easier to remove.
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Postby bobplum » Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:18 pm

water?softens as well
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Postby sutchy » Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:13 pm

Thankyou for your replies. Both answers produced minor success. Only problem was using a wire brush removes the colour from the bricks. Further investigation found a stunning result. Found in a tile shop. Extra cement grout film remover. A little smelly, applied with a tooth brush and washed off with a nail brush. Takes time but the result is worth it.
Once again thanks for your time and information.
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