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removing old cement render from red bricks - internal

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by rob7475, 31 Oct 2012.

  1. rob7475

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    Hi,

    I am currently re-doing the bathroom. I've taken off the old tiles and the walls under the tiles have had the plaster stripped off and replaced with a cement render before tiling. The wall was only tiled halfway up and the top half is still plaster which is coming off easy. However, the render is proving much more difficult to remove. I had a go yesterday and it took a couple of hours to get about a m2 off with a hammer and chisel.

    Is there any easier way to remove this stuff? I thought about getting one of those angled chisels for my SDS drill and trying that?

    Cheers

    Rob
     
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    You can hire a kango hammer, but why do you need to remove the render?
     
  4. rob7475

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    The walls have only been rendered half way up - the top half is original plaster. I want to strip back to brick so I can plasterboard the walls before fitting large format tiles. The render isnt' completely flat so no good for large tiles really and due to door frames etc being right next to the wall, I don't have the space just to board over the render so it needs to come off some how.

    Will a kango hammer be too destructive on an internal red brick wall?

    Cheers
     
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