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Old 11-06-10, 05:25 AM
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is there anyway i can cover this old tile glue on my kitchen walls?

my kitchen currently has floor to ceiling plastic yellow tiles that are hideous. i plan on doing a full kitchen remodel in a few years but for now i would at least like to get rid of the tiles. ive read i can paint them which will look better im sure but still not great. anyways as you can see in the pic below when you remove a tile the wall is covered solid in a hard thick glue/adhesive. there is now way i could attempt to scrape it all off. is there anything i can do for a temp fix? maybe venetian plaster on top of it? i plan on gutting the kitchen to the studs later so i dont care if it fucks my walls up for the future. i was also thinking bead board but that would only cover half the wall. im sure im pretty much going to have to paint the tiles but im hoping theres some crazy product ive never heard of that i an use.




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Old 11-07-10, 03:54 PM
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Re: is there anyway i can cover this old tile glue on my kitchen walls?

Seeing that not one person posted to this little thread (and feeling sorry for the ones that get ignored), I might as well take a stab at it!

Now I don't know of any 'crazy' product to cover the glue (other than Styrofoam or cardboard egg crates to thus transform your kitchen into a cool food preparation & recording studio).

What about more attractive larger tiles?

They make some very nice ones.

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Old 11-07-10, 05:09 PM
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Re: is there anyway i can cover this old tile glue on my kitchen walls?

i thought about larger tiles but that would be to expensive for something that wil be torn down in a few years.

oh and thanks for posting to my sad little thread lol.
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Re: is there anyway i can cover this old tile glue on my kitchen walls?

Nuke 'em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

sorry.. I got nuttin'. Anything else and I'd suggest wallpaper, but I doubt that would effectively cover tiles - and would probably look just as bad.
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Re: is there anyway i can cover this old tile glue on my kitchen walls?

It's called 'mastic' not 'tile glue.' Just thought I'd save you a sideways look if you went to Home Depot!
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Re: is there anyway i can cover this old tile glue on my kitchen walls?

Originally Posted by Doug Heffernan View Post
It's called 'mastic' not 'tile glue.' Just thought I'd save you a sideways look if you went to Home Depot!
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Re: is there anyway i can cover this old tile glue on my kitchen walls?

I have no suggestions.. but if you're planning on doing your kitchen redo yourself.... I beg you to PLEASE contact the DIY network and ask to be on their show "Renovation Realities".
Something tells me you would be a perfect candidate.

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