Mirror Tiles: When placement goes wrong?

So you’ve just gotten your hands on a sweet new property, but half the roof is in Vegas somewhere (probably) the neighbours clog dance at 3 am, your terrified of whatever that thing is living in the basement and to top it all off… the bathroom has this wall of mirror tiles you’re not happy with.

I’ll address these in turn:

  1. Get better at blackjack and win that roof back.
  2. Discover dubstep.
  3. Fire
  4. Unfortunately, those tiles are most likely glued directly to the wall, so removing them is going to be a bit of a battle, with a lot of plasterboard collateral damage…

However, sometimes you can get lucky and the mirror tiles have been stuck in place by adhesive foam-tape squares. If this is the case, you can take an easy win by using a hairdryer to loosen the tape squares and peel of the tiles. If you do take the easy way out, please not you’ll have abit of a clean-up left on the wall after…

If you want it done right (and you don’t want to call the builders again, this is assuming the tiles are stuck with tape… otherwise do your best Thor impression) First off, VENTILATE. If the area can’t be ventilated correctly, perhaps reconsider for now…or just ship off granny (and anyone else sensitive to air quality) for a few hours Then use a solvent to remove as much glue as possible and lightly pull the mirror tiles off the wall one by one. Sand whatever evil glue is left on the wall and repair any holes that may have magically appeared (then hide the hammer) prime the walls, then paint to look shiny new.

You can also cheat, maybe. It can often be possible to steam the mirror tiles of the wall. Think loosening wallpaper paste, accept the glue used for the mirror tiles is nothing like wallpaper paste.

This isn’t an option I’d advocate trying myself. Get in touch with a wallpaper-removal professional (ideal one that has experience dealing with this kind of thing) and remember those finishing touches!