removing adhesive from the back of tiles

Postby john woots » Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:24 pm

i have just removed some tiles from my kitchen wall and am wanting to re lay them in a different location. Whilst removing them, the adhesive is still attached to the back of the tiles and a few have plaster attached. what is the best way to clean the back of the tiles??
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Simply Build It

Postby PJ Fagan » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:40 am

Step the tiles in water for a few days and it will soften the adhesive which you can then scrape off.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:50 pm

this thread would be better placed and may get more responses in the tiles and tiling forum.

you would also have found your answer already addressed there, it's quite a common question on that forum. the best way is to use a hot air gun, the type used for stripping old paint, and a scraper. soaking in boiling water can also help. either way it's laborious and tedious with no real short cuts.
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