Remodelling or redecorating your bathroom or your kitchen floor can be a dilemma especially if you’re trying to do things on your own. However, you can do it successfully by using proper tools. One specific project in remodelling or redecorating is cutting tiles off a wall without impairing the tiles around it. Below are ways to properly do it yourself so there is no need to hire contractors.
- Prepare the things needed for this project: safety glasses, face mask, circular saw, small diamond saw blade(s), tarp, tape measure, plastic sheeting, pencil, small chisel, hammer, electric sander, small crowbar, and masking tape.
- Find out how much tile needs to be removed for your project. Measure and mark the area using a tape measure and a pencil, respectively. With the use of a tarp, protect areas that will gradually be covered with dust from cutting tiles. Plastic sheeting and masking tape also come handy when containing the area or room you will be working on. It would be easier to clean the area afterwards.
- Using a diamond blade inserted into the circular saw, cautiously start cutting on the pencil marks. Always wear safety goggles and face mask while scoring through the tiles.
- Using a small crowbar, insert its plane end beneath the tiles that are to be detached. Gently and firmly pull the crowbar till the tiles that were cut come off the wall.
- Any residual grout and mortar that glued the tiles to the walls need to be removed. By using a hammer and a small chisel, gradually take away the remaining mortar and grout. The safety glasses and face mask should still be worn when doing this process.
- Using an electric sander, moderately sand any residue from the wall where the tile was glued. This leaves the region in great shape for the next phase of your DIY project.