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Fixing the dry wall holes after removing tiles (vertical)

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Fixing the dry wall holes after removing tiles (vertical)

Hi guys, 

I am at the planning stage of installing new tiles and a benchtop in my laundry room. I found this video ( from Bunnings. I have a few questions before I commence my work. 

When the gentleman in the video starts taking the tiles off, there are some bigger holes on the wall created as he progressed on his task. I have put some screenshots from the video and indicated them by yellow rectangles. My question is how do we fix those big holes or prevent them from happening?




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Re: Fixing the dry wall holes after removing tiles (vertical)

Hello @Sugar


Thanks for sharing your question about how to fix the drywall after removing the wall tiles.


It's good to know that you've taken interest in how to remove wall tiles. One of the ways to reduce the damage to your drywall is to use a Spear & Jackson 115mm Brick Bolster. You'll want to go slow and steady when tapping the bolster. The force of your blows must be directed to the tile glue and not into the drywall. In this manner, you'll minimize the damage and minimal force is directed to the wall. Using a flat demolition crowbar will put force on the wall when it's used in a levered action, thus causing damage.


However, sometimes it is unavoidable damage will occur when removing wall tiles. The good news is that any damage done to the wall can be repaired. New panels can be cut to the correct size and patched on to repair the damage. Once all the tiles are off, I suggest using UNi-PRO 100mm Heavy Duty Wall Stripper to remove the remaining tile glue on the wall. It sounds like you're planning a bathroom renovation. Any updates you can provide would be much appreciated. If you have any other questions about your project, please don't hesitate to post them. Our members would be more than happy to provide advice and information.


Here are some handy step-by-step guides.



If you need further assistance, please let us know.




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