Removing Polystyrene Tiles


Postby kbrownie » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:26 pm

Hi All,
hope someone can help!
What is the best way to remove polystyrene tiles from ceiling they have been stuck on.
Thanks for any advise given
KB
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Postby ndp decoratoring services » Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:54 pm

if put up properly there should be only 4 dabs of glue on base easiest way is to get a scraper under one edge and slide. be carefull as these were often put up to hide problems with the ceiling we have done a couple where the ceilng has come in on us. best way is slow and steady keeping the scraper as flat as possible do not be tempted to get an edge up then pull rest of tile off.
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Postby kbrownie » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:56 pm

Hi Nigel,
Thanks for advise, I get the keys next week and 2 of the bedrooms and the landing have these tiles on. I don't think there has been a lot done as far as decorating in the property for about twenty plus years. It's nice and clean, just stuck in a time warp. I will take your advise and fingers crossed all is sound.
Thanks again
KB
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Postby rosebery » Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:44 pm

KB

and even after the tiles are gone the residual glue can be a b.....r to get off to give you a good surface for painting.

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Postby kbrownie » Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:44 pm

Hi,
Thanks for cheering me up rosebery, I can't even tell you how much i'm looking forward to this job/task/chore.
Thank again and Happy New Year
KB
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Postby kbrownie » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:20 am

Hi all,
Polystyrene tiles, off ceiling now!
As Rosebery said there is glue patches on ceiling. What is the best way to remove this?
Is it to steam so glue softens and scrape off or is it to sand it? or is there something wonderful that makes the job a piece of pish!
Any helpful advise most appreciated
KB
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Postby thedoctor » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:34 am

Answer in projects section, Removing Polystyrene Tiles.
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