I recently purchased a home previously occupied by someone who fancied themselves quite the "do-it-yourselfer" He installed shower tile directly on the wall above the shower surround, and on the shower surround itself. No greenboard. It is grouted haphazardly, etc. I see no other option than to remove it - Help! How do I get the tile off - will I have to install new wallboard?
Had a similar situation in a house recently. The nails in the wallboard/surround were not meant for a "wet area." Consequently, they rusted, expanded and pushed out the tile. You might save yourself future headaches -- think what might be hidden behind there -- by tearing it out and replacing it all. You'd probably also save time by not having to cope with the vagaries of the previous installation.
- 15 Old House Features We Shouldn't Abandon
- 17 Tiny Bathrooms We Love
- 16 Designs for a Low-Cost DIY Coffee Table
- Insanely Easy 60-Minute Home Improvements
- 12 Sheds You Could Live (or Work) In
- Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes
- 30 Things Every Adult Should Know How to Do
- 10 Surprisingly Simple Woodworking Projects
- 7 Surprising Other Uses for Mayonnaise
- 9 Ways to Make Your TV Look at Home
- 9 Totally Amazing Mobile Home Makeovers
- 8 Cleaning Mistakes Everyone Makes
- 10 Insanely Creative Shelves You Can DIY
- 10 Bargain Organizers for a Tidy Garage
- 7 Easy Budget-Friendly Backyard Makeovers
- 9 Backyard Fire Pits You Can Afford
- 10 Things You Didn't Know Windex Can Do
- Watch These 10 Home Trends Take Off in 2015
- Surprisingly Simple Woodworking Projects
- 16 Garden Borders You Can Make—Easily!