Removing peel and stick tile from a wall?
I bought a home a few months back and am getting started on my home improvments. The old owners for some reason had placed peel and stick tile on the kitchen walls. Ive tride removing some myself and have gotten very frustrated cause im ripping all the paint off right down to the paper on the drywall. any suggestions on a good way to remove these tiles?? im not looking for an easy way out but anything helps. Thank you.
They do make chemicals that are designed to dissolve glue. If your local home improvement place doesn't carry them your freindly local carpet distributer should. However, drywall has glue in it as well so it would probably destroy the drywall anyways. I would try like a 6" drywall knife; something thin. Slide it under the edge of the tile and slowly Tap(?), scrape(?) to work the tile off but your still going to hurt the wall, so be ready to fix it afterwards. Whatever your doing is probably the best way.
Thanks for the advice. right now ive been using a steamerand then a large putty knife to peel it up. I guess have to repair would be better then replacing the drywall.
I am not sure what kind of peel and stick tile you want to remove, if you use the peel and stick tiles like https://clevermosaics.com showed, you can remove them with a hairdryer: Warm the tile surface with a hairdryer; Start the peel in the corner of each tile; Peel the tile away gently; Remove remaining glue with an ammonia solution
I’m curious about your experience. I have the same problem & wonder if I can remove the peel and stick tiles or I have to replace the wall? Mine are in the kitchen up the wall and even on the countertop!
Use hair dryer to heat up and loosen adhesive. Pull of slowly. It will still damage drywall some though.