BETTY: And then the tile was put on … The problem is lower down different adhesive seems to have been used and it wont budge without ripping holes in the wall. Without that, you would have drywall just floating there and whatever tile/pictures/etc. How do I remove the existing tiles without damaging the plasterboard walls underneath and how do I prepare the walls for re-tiling? Repeat step 6 one more time just to be on the safe side. The wall – the house has been given a first coat of plaster and a second coat of plaster. Take your hammer and tap the tile (gently) in the middle of the cuts. How to Remove Bathroom Tile Without Damaging the Plaster Walls. We show you how to use a hammer and bolster to take tiles off a wall. Dave :roll: I want to remove all the existing tiles from my bathroom walls with a view to re-tiling from the floor to the ceiling. I'm guessing that removing them could do more damage which would be hard to repair - so I'm better living with it than making things worse. I found it easier to score along the line with the box knife first. Many thanks. Once you have your straight pencil guide on the wall, you can start to chip away at the drywall. This will further loosen the tile reducing the chances of you damaging the drywall behind it when you start removing the tile from the wall. We teach you how in this article. The walls are lined with plasterboard and the tiles higher up the wall came off pretty easily. Personally I wouldn’t tile over old tiles, one being it wouldn’t be a professional job and two the weight ratio on the plasterboard wall could end up pulling the old tiles … Plus, you will see how to get the room ready before you start the job Continue to step-by-step instructions The tiles in question are on a plasterboard wall - my question is whether it is possible to remove the two tiles without damaging the plasterboard? Removing tile from drywall without causing damage to the drywall is at times a very difficult job to do. OK, so we know that we need to get the tiles removed so that we can replace them with new ones, but when they have been well and truly stuck to that drywall for many years you just know it’s not going to be easy. If the tiles are relatively loose, try using the floor scraper to remove several rows at a time. Removing tiles is a job you can do by yourself once you know a few basic steps. 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