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    How can I remove polystyrene ceiling tiles?

    Painters & Decorators

    What is the best way to remove polystyrene ceiling tiles? Is there an easier way to remove all of the adhesive?

    Asked by Tushar on 31st Mar 2020
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    Style Decorators

    "Use a thin floor scraper works a treat
    Make sure it’s the flexible type"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    DR Maintence

    "If you have the energy and strength then you could use a 4inch scraper blade but it will be hard work and difficult depending on the type of adhesive that has been used, and you still run the risk of digging big chunks out of the ceiling"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Apr 2017 - report
    Cpw decorating

    "Polystyrene ceiling tiles removal tool you get these in all good hardware stores like great mills,woolworths,hope that helps"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    Ttm Home Improvements

    "Use the extension scraper to the ceiling but be careful you don't go into the ceiling and having to fill in the holes"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    SortIt4u

    "They normally come off easy, but once they are off you will need to use a wallpaper stripper to remove the glue from the ceiling before painting,
    Brian"

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Michael Mannion

    "Scrape all the polystyrene of first!! Then wet the adhesive with warm water & Leave to soak for 10 mins & use a heavy duty scraper with a sharp blade, a quicker way is to use a wallpaper stripper!! Mick mannion"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    RGJ painters

    "In my own personal experience I would suggest boarding and skimming the ceiling."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    M Goddard

    "Once the polystyrene tile is removed use a steam stripper to soften & remove adhesive"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Douglass and sons

    "Once you have removed the tiles use a steamer on the adhesive this will soften it and is easy to remove with minimum damage"

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    R,S Decorators

    "just scrape them off hopefully they are not put up with plaster fillers usually they are put up only with spot of filler in each corner . but its easy enough job removing them not so easy if you have to refill ceiling.
    hope for best try one tile to see first"

    Answered on 17th Apr 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report

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