Removing a Stubborn Ceramic Tile from Bathroom Wall

chipster_2007May 6, 2011

I am trying to remove 1 tile that is badly discolored from the bathroom wall. I have tried cutting around grout with a blade but that has not been successful. I have drilled holes in it hoping to be able to chip it off with a chisel. NO success. I am a little fearful about proceeding. Do I have any other options, ie could I fill in the drilled holes with something and then paint over it with a special paint if one exists or is there a better way to remove the tile? Any assist is greatly appreciated.

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Drill holes and then break the tile up and remove the smaller pieces.

A plugging chisel for brick work has a narrow tip for clearing out mortar joints.

Use it in the hole you have driven into the joint between the tile and the backer it is on.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2011 at 1:42PM
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Where would i find a plugging chisel? In the big box stores? Thanks.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2011 at 2:34PM
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More likely a real hardware store.

They are usually about 1/4 inch wide to clean out mortar joints in brick.

A big box might have them around the masonry/brick supplies.

If you cannot find on a 1/4 inch cold chisel can be made to work, they are just harder to hit firmly.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2011 at 2:50PM
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