During the repair is sometimes a problem, how to remove stale tile adhesive or grout with tiles or other surface. If the only tile laid, the easiest way to get rid of contaminants, wash them with warm water and detergent. But how do, If cementitious adhesive has already managed to dry out or need to remove the old, long zatverdevshyy Solution? There are several methods, including from the "craftsmen", the use of which depends on the hardened tile adhesive.
Harvesting is not completely dried up glue
After completion of the tile traces of adhesive and grout, who have not yet fully cured, can be removed in stages, First do a dry cleaning, and then washing the surface with warm water,. For this:
- Contaminated area processed by a special construction trowel. During the cleaning tool should be kept strictly vertically to the surface of the tile, making a diagonal motion, not to damage the filling in the seams. It should not make a big effort. The adhesive contains solid elements, which may scratch the coating glazed.
- If the glue is hard to remove, it is possible to saturate with water, to make it more pliable.
- When the glue is completely dry, wash it with warm water with a sponge.
note! If after applying this method to remove adhesive tiled will raid, remove it by wiping the tiles can be hard with a dry cloth, eg, an old towel or burlap.
Remove hardened glue
Remove completely dried, hardened glue - no simple matter. There are several ways, which by way of influence can be divided into chemical and mechanical.
In the chemical method, special tools are used for acidic cleaning, eg, «Keranet» или «AtlasSzop». These substances are able to remove not only the remnants of adhesive or grout, but also more stubborn dirt, as well as traces of adhesive tape and rust.
Sequencing, how to remove the tile adhesive by chemical means, The next:
- clean the tiles from dust;
- means applied to the contaminated portion brush or sponge;
- through specified in the instructions to the drug time to remove the softened adhesive with a spatula;
- wash agent residues with clean water contamination.
note! The best results can be achieved, when to apply the solvent, manufactured by the same manufacturer, and that the adhesive used. therefore, to choose the best means, you need to know the type and brand of glue.
The chemical method does not always give the desired result and does not always apply. for example, than to remove the tile adhesive from the wall, when removed from its old tile? In this case, suitable mechanical method, that is, the force action with the use of different tools. Consider its use in a variety of cases,.
When you need to remove the old glue from the wall or floor, it can be done using a hammer and chisel or by means of grinders with grinding wheel.
In the first case, procedure removing tile adhesive next:
- stick the pointed chisel edge to edge glue to the wall;
- frequent, but small impacts, gradually moving forward chisel, chipping pieces solution from the base,
- Moisten glue residue solvent for concrete, sustain the necessary time and remove with a stiff brush;
- a wall wash water.
Instead, you can use a chisel chisel.
Use of a drill or grinder less time consuming way to remove tile adhesive, than that described above, but be prepared, that the work will be a lot of dust. You need a special grinding wheel or metal crown. The glue must be removed in small layers, from time to time by spraying the surface with water from a spray. The remaining solution basis traces are stripped large sandpaper.
Caution, this method may mar the surface of the tiles.
If the cured adhesive should be removed from the tiles, you can use a spatula made of plastic or hard rubber. strictly at an angle to this, it is placed on the adhesive 90 degrees and gradually bring down a dried overlay. Metal tool to use is not desirable, since there is the risk of damaging the tile surface.
Cleaning tile joints
Often in the seams between the tiles stuffed solution. Clean it can be a special knife for jointing, but faster way to remove tile adhesive - use the drill nozzle with the circular wire brush. At the same tile is not scratched, and the grooves are cleaned to a sufficient depth for grouting.
The use of folk remedies
If the hand was not a special solvent, is to address the issue, how to remove the tile adhesive to the tile you can use the experience of the "craftsmen" and use the means at hand. For this purpose, suitable:
- lemon acid;
- Steam Mop;
- Coca Cola.
Removal of adhesive vinegar or citric acid:
- Apply vinegar or citric acid solution to blurred spot. If traces of adhesives cover a broad portion, you can use a spray. The concentration of the solution ranges from the thickness of the contamination.
- wait for, when the reaction starts (surface will bubble) and the adhesive softens.
- Clear tile trowel.
- Rinse with warm water.
Using an ordinary baking soda - another effective and cheap trick tile cleaning from numerous traces of glue solution. To use it, moistened sponge to liberally apply a small amount of baking soda and rub mess place. Then wash the mixture with water.
note! Sponge must absorb a lot of water, to soda will not scratch the tile.
The ability of chlorine to cope with the corrosive mud and help in cleaning the tiles of adhesives. To treat the surface to be diluted with water chloro, stir and pour into a spray bottle. Spray the composition on the contaminated site, wait until chloro soften the glue and clean soft damp cloth or sponge.
One of the popular ways of how to remove the tile adhesive from the floor, the steam generator is the use of. With the help of this device, you can remove the adhesive even in the most remote places. A powerful jet of steam from the device softens solution, whereupon it can be easily removed.
Old stale glue with the removed tile can loosen, using unconventional means such, like Coca-Cola. For this tile is placed in a container with the beverage so, so that it is immersed in it completely. After several hours the upper adhesive layer will soften, and it can be removed. To clear tiles, possibly, the operation needs to be repeated several times.
Using the methods described above, you can get the perfect result, saving time and energy. We just need to follow the methods and observe the necessary precautions.