Removing tiles from walls is a task that most homeowners hate, but it can be done quickly with the right equipment.
If you’re planning to remove tiles from walls, here are the DIY ways to do it.
Different instruments for removing tile from wall
For removing tile from the wall, the first step is to determine the type of wall and how thick it is. If you aim to remove tile from a thin wall, use a wire brush to remove any loose grout and sand down rough spots until smooth.
If you have an electric drill, use a jigsaw for cutting tiles that are too large for your hand tool to handle.
Removing tiles from walls is a little different from removing tiles from floors. The removal process for tile on walls is much more labour-intensive, but the results are well worth it.
For thicker walls, use an electric drill and drill bits that match the thickness of your wall. You can also use a wood chisel or hammer to remove tiles from walls. You can also use a flat-head screwdriver or pry bar to loosen the tile from the wall baseboards to remove it more easily.
If you use a pry bar to remove tiles from the wall, you can buy a piece of wood with a handle. It will help you lift the tile without damaging it. Use a pry bar to break through the wall above the tile so you can remove it with your hands. If you don’t have access to a pry bar, use something like a hammer and chisel instead.
Removing Grout while Removing Tiles From the Wall
To remove tiles from the wall, you must remove grout around it. You can use a grout cutter to cut around the baseboard. You can use a grout cutter to cut around the baseboard. Use an electric hand sander or jigsaw if you have access to a saw, or rent one from your local hardware store. Be sure to wear eye protection and good ventilation.
Or you can remove the grout around the tiles with hydrogen peroxide mix. To do this, pour some hydrogen peroxide into your bucket and mix it well with water so that it becomes foam-like consistency. Then, apply this mixture on top of each tile and scrub for about five minutes until all grout is removed from around it. Use a wet sponge and soap to soften up the grout first. You can also use a toothbrush or scrubber brush to clean the grout.
Make sure you don’t scrub too hard, as you might damage your tile or make it more challenging to remove those tiles later on.
Remove nails from walls
After scrubbing all grout off, take out all nails from your wall using pliers or wire cutters and then start removing tiles from there one by one using pry bars or hammers (the latter being recommended if you have a lot of nails in
Once the tiles are removed, use a utility knife or razor blade to cut away any damaged or loose tiles. Then fill any holes or cracks with spackle or cement-based putty, depending on what type of tile you have installed in your bathroom.
If you follow this guide, you can easily remove the tiles from your walls without professional help; however, if you have no experience handling such tasks, we recommend hiring a professional contractor to do the job for you.