Mar 01, 2007 2:00 pm
i'm in the middle of renovating my kitchen..when removing the old tiles that were the splashback. i have discovered that the wall is concrete over brick.
i would love to strip back the whole wall from the bench top to ceiling to have that industrial "exposed concrete look" with stainless steel splashbacks etc..
could anyone suggest the best way to remove the thin layer of plaster above the tiles and what to use to smooth out the concrete? -as it is quite rough from where the tiles have been removed.
and is there a sealant to paint over the concrete?
Re: removing plaster off concrete wall2
Mar 01, 2007 3:54 pm
BOY ARE YOU GOING TO HATE THIS ANSWER ,if you want the industrial look WITH rounded features then you will have to sand blast it ,there are a number of mobile sandblasters around that work on houses ,but be warned/aware/awake that this procedure involves a large amount of dust and (sand )
Ipswich Queensland ( gods backyard)
Re: removing plaster off concrete wall3
Mar 01, 2007 4:23 pm
well i've just ripped up lino and sanded the whole house..as the entire floors were lino! yep even the bedrooms!!!
so a bit more dust i guess won't hurt..
but stil have my fingers crossed for an easier solution...
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