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Discuss Best advice to hack of adhesive from brick face? in the Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. AlexJones

    AlexJones Active Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Hi

    I have someone that has messed up tiling brick slips to the front of my house and wish to take them off and start again. The slips were put on with flexible adhesive which was attached to the old brickwork. They have not yet been mortared in.

    Before I try hacking the slips off can anyone tell me if it’s achievable to remove the adhesive from the house brick face so I have a semi clean flat surface to start laying them on again?

    I accept the brick slips being taken off are to be thrown away. The job will cost me over a couple of thousand with their screw up.
     
  2. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    I imagine after the tiles are off you would probably have to grind it off if the adhesive has taken to the brick well .
     
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  3. pjc

    pjc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    high wycombe
    The adhesive would only be a few mm deep would it need to be taken off? And will the new guys be any better?
     
  4. AlexJones

    AlexJones Active Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    It would be me laying it, would not get those guys back. Already lost probably hundreds in what has been laid. Slips are applied with a 10mm notched trowel and concern is mainly on how easy it would be to hack off the adhesive whilst trying to leave the original brick face in good enough condition to reapply a fresh batch of slips on top.

    Was thinking of using my sds and chisel to pop the slips off then a scutch comb (think armeg do one for the sds) to try and get an even surface when taking off the adhesive.
     
  5. pjc

    pjc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    high wycombe
    They are a soft slip. not sure after a few days they will pop off. might need a skim first with adhesive when cleaned up. One I done earlier.
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    Last edited: Jul 6, 2018
  6. AlexJones

    AlexJones Active Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    It’s a shame I didn’t use this site as a place to source someone to put the slips on for me in the first place. Even though they are slices of bricks I would say they fall under a tilers area of expertise than say a brickie.

    If you or anyone knows of a person in the Bristol area that has laid slips before and willling to take on a job making a few corrections to some badly laid ones, plus completing the job! then I would appreciate someone reaching out to me..
     
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