Tile removal and plasterboard brush-up

Discussion in 'Tilers' Talk' started by Zakfix, Jun 30, 2022.

  1. Zakfix

    Zakfix New Member

    Hi there.

    So I've got a whole kitchen fitted with horribly ugly tiles and the walls are all plasterboard. I tried taking one out with a chisel only to cut into the wall a little.

    Was wondering what might be the best way to sort of save the wall, how I could safely remove the tiles + grout?

    And after removal, I wanted to plaster and paint (but I've never plastered before so I'm wondering if an easier option might be to flatten the surface by removing grout as much as possible and sort of add on new grout and tiles - if that's even something possible to do instead of plastering?)

    Last edited: Jun 30, 2022
  2. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    if tiles are stuck to Pb, then it’s rare that you can remove them without damaging the board.
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  3. Offshore

    Offshore Active Member

    I've just done something similar and decided to bite the bullet and remove the plasterboard and tiles altogether. Sounds drastic perhaps but it was actually a lot less faff than trying to save the plasterboard which is very difficult to do as CGN says above. Are you working on an empty wall or are you working around wall units etc? If it is not a full size wall then you might be able to remove the sections with the tiles and replace with handi-board sized PB - B&Q sell it in all different sizes - 900mm, 1200mm, 1800mm etc. If you buy the tapered edge stuff then it is considerably easier to tape and joint it rather than skim coating the whole wall. If you are plastering it yourself, and you've never done it before, then you will be doing well to get a good enough finish to just paint it. Plastering is one of those jobs when it is often worth paying an expert to finish it off, nothing to stop you doing the groundwork up to that point though.
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