Remove tile adhesive residue - tips and tricks


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If you have worked with dispersion adhesive when laying, unsightly residues can be "stripped off" after curing.

My girlfriend has made a real bargain: a huge lot of tiles, which she has partially taken for a diagonal installation in the bathroom, because she did not need to expect so much in advance. The rest of her father has laid semicircle in her workshop, at least to make a watertight floor under the potter's wheel. The rest of the room should be laid out with laminate. The problem: Unfortunately, the area is contaminated with tile adhesive. She wanted to know the best way to get rid of this:

Remove fresh glue residue from tiles

    1. First of all, the longer you wait, the harder the stuff gets. If the surface is accessible, you should immediately remove the remains, then you will often get along well with a bucket of water and a harder sponge. Tile adhesive takes up to 15 hours to harden.
  1. If the tile adhesive remains just where you can not get in the curing time, because there are just the freshly laid tiles harden, you have depending on the substrate several options: If you have used a dispersion adhesive, fresh leftovers can usually be easily with a Brush off paint remover for dispersion paints (with gloves if necessary, these agents are not skin-friendly).

Remove old tile adhesive - chemically or mechanically?
If you want to remove very old tile adhesive, z. For example, because you have knocked down old tiles and now a good deal of tile adhesive is hanging on the wall or can be seen on the floor, it becomes more difficult. You would have to know what was tiled on and what kind of tile adhesive was used, but at least the composition of the tile adhesive will usually remain a mystery.

    1. Then you can do a quick try with a paint stripper, but usually the old tile adhesive residue is so hard that, even if the paint stripper works, you have to use critical amounts of that remedy cost and in terms of your health.
    1. It will only be mechanical, and you should at least know whether you are working on a soft wooden plank or a soft Ytongstein or hard, solid screed, brick or concrete substrate. Tile adhesive residues on hard surfaces you can go with all sorts of tools to the collar: If the surface is even, you can try to remove small remnants with a planer. However, the knife will not last too long.
    1. The next step is then the spatula z. For example, you should then afford a special scraper that is more stable than a regular scraper. Wichig here is the right angle: If you're lucky, jumps at a specific blow with the hammer a coherent piece in the whole. The increase is then hammer and chisel, or even hammer drill and chisel. Attention: Any approach at the wrong angle then leads to a hole in the wall.
    1. For soft substrates, all of these approaches pose much more significant risks to the subsurface. The first attempt should be done with a grinding machine. Then the Flex with diamond grinding wheel comes to the series; but it makes an incredible amount of dust, you have to be prepared for that.

The mechanical removal of tile adhesive residue leaves traces that are best plastered over.

  1. The next step would be the concrete grinder with diamond grinding cup. This will take the professionals for walls with indomitable remnants, you can certainly borrow in the nearest hardware store a device that can be connected to an industrial vacuum cleaner, which absorbs the grinding dust directly when grinding. Almost all of these grinders have a speed control that makes it possible to use them on soft surfaces.

beautification measures

    1. When it comes to really old tile adhesive remnants in large areas on soft walls, you should always prepare mentally before starting work, that the wall will not be smooth when all the adhesive residue is gone. Then either a coating with rolling plaster is announced, with really bad uneven walls only helps completely new plaster.
  1. Of course, if you suspect that this will happen in the same way, you can of course also leave the tile adhesive remnants tile adhesive residue and put a panel in front of the wall: plasterboard plastered thinly or another wall covering.

Susanne had just called me in time. I had told her that she had a lot of work to do if she did not immediately get rid of the tile adhesive residue with water. She almost dropped her handset but called her two hours later and reported that everything was gone now.
(from Halina)

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