I originally thought it would be a relatively easy job - after all, 50 year old tiles - surely they'd be a bit loose by now?
Turns out not to be the case. So armed with my newest tool...
|Rotary Hammer Drill with Chisel tip|
Seems that the bonding mixture they used to attach the tiles to the wall is more powerful that superglue. So I am having a few problems of:-
a) the tiles turning to powder as I try to remove but not detaching from the wall, and
b) the cement wall being less robust than the tile bonder. Resulting in lumps of the wall coming away with the tiles et al.
Definitely going to be doing a lot of plaster/concrete patching when it's all done!
|Just a bit more to do|
Once the walls are de-tiled; replastered and painted - my new kitchen cabinets can be put into place.
So far we (Cozzles and I) have put together only two of the seven cabinets - waiting on the rest till there is a spot to install them all.
|Cozzles - Queen of the Flatpacks - showing me how it's done :)|
And now I'm off to have a nap. All this hefting of major tools; destruction and saving the universe - takes it out of a Lady! :)
*I could make noise before 10am on a Sunday but I won't. Seems such a rude thing to do with people trying to either sleep in or just off to church.