Removal of old adhesive before re-tiling

Postby debsf1mad » Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:25 pm


Please can anyone tell me how to get the old tile adhesive off the kitchen wall ready for re-tiling. The tiles came off easily but left a ton of adhesive behind which will not just "chip off" with a chisel (tried that!) Have also tried my wallpaper steamer as I heard this might also help - no joy. This stuff is like Teflon! Do I actually need to remove the old adhesive at all?
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Simply Build It

Postby marrtin » Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:22 am

This so much depends. Usually, a tiler can tile over adhesive, but then I have had to skim walls before, or spend hours scraping with a sharp chisel.
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