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Question:

Can anyone tell me how to remove barker board off of my bathroom walls. It was put on with contact cement.

This board is sometimes refered to as tile board.

Answer:

Assume for a moment you'll have repair work to do on the wall behind the boardat least. It may be that installing new Green Board and Concrete Backer Board in the tub/shower area is a way to proceed no matter. Using a wide blade Paint/Putty knife, pry up one seam, or area of access and with effort, in a slicing/scraping motion, release the board from the glue and wall. Certainly some residue will remain on both,,,as well as some likely damage to the wall behind. Once the board is removed MY choice would be to replace the wall material (Drywall) with those I suggested. To attempt removal of the glue residue to achieve a smooth wall to paint or tile, will probably be more labor intensive than replacement. It may not strictly be within your budget range, but in the long term it will give you a much better job, that should last as long as the house. Not only that, but the removal offers you an opportunity to check any wiring/plumbing/ and/or insulation issues. Steven Wolf
May 11, 2017
Barker Board
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Just finished taking off wallpaper using vinegar and tsp. beware of letting degluing liquids delaminate your formica bathroom vanity top. Cover top with card board. Make sure the liquid doesn't creep underneath edge above faucet. Very noticeable.
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Haha, I never ask them for a picture because I don't wanna freak them out. They might think Im like a stalker or a rapist or something. But if they ask me, I ask back! Yup, if I don't see a pic of them for a while I'll start imagining some kind of monster with purple skin and green hair and zits all over their faces. Lol, and then they end up looking NOTHING like that. [:
May 11, 2017
Rip out everything to the studs. Put up tile BACKER board. (Durock)
May 11, 2017

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