In many bathrooms worldwide, adhesive hooks are installed on the walls and in the shower to hang towels, bags and other items.
As convenient as these hooks are, if you’re thinking of removing them so you can paint or renovate your bathroom, there are certain precautions you must take to ensure that you don’t damage the tiles that the adhesive hooks are attached to.
This article will show you how to remove adhesive hooks from tiles without causing any permanent damage to your bathroom wall or tiles.
How to Remove Adhesive Hooks from Tiles without Damaging Them?
Peel the hook off
Start by peeling the hook off the tile. If it’s a command hook, you should be able to do this easily by pulling on the tab. If it’s a different adhesive hook, you may need a putty knife or other sharp object to pry it off. Be careful not to scratch the tile.
If the adhesive hook is old, it might come off quickly. If it’s new or has been on for a while, you’ll need to put some effort into peeling it off. Use your fingernails or a flat object like a credit card to get under the edge of the hook and slowly peel it up.
Stop and try again later if the hook doesn’t come off quickly. Slowly and carefully peel the adhesive hook off the tile. If it’s difficult to remove, you can use a putty knife or a similar tool to help pry it off. Be careful not to damage the tile in the process.
Use heat to loosen the glue
You can use a hair dryer or a heat gun on its lowest setting. Hold it about six inches away from the hook and wave it back and forth until the adhesive becomes soft. You should be able to peel the hook off easily.
If the hook is still attached, try using a putty knife or a credit card to pry it off. Be careful not to scratch the tile. If the adhesive is old, you may be able to loosen it with heat.
Use a hair dryer or heat gun on a low setting and hold it close to the hook for a few minutes. The heat will soften the glue and make it easier to remove. You can also try using a hot water bottle or warm, soapy water.
Scrape off the glue with a spatula
If the adhesive is still wet, you can try to scrape it off with a spatula. Start at a corner and work your way across the surface of the tile. Be careful not to scratch the tile as you scrape.
If the adhesive is dry, you may need a putty knife or razor blade to scrape it off. Again, start at a corner and work your way across the surface. Be extra careful not to damage the tile when using a sharp object.
To avoid scratching the tiles, even more, I recommend cutting through any stubborn adhesive with an X-Acto knife before scraping it off. After removing all of the glue, be sure to clean up any residue left behind.
Clean up with soapy water
First, remove as much of the adhesive as possible by gently scraping it off with a putty knife. If that doesn’t work, soak a cloth in soapy water and lay it over the adhesive for a few minutes.
This will help loosen the grip of the adhesive. Once the adhesive is loosened, you should be able to peel it off easily. If any residue is left behind, scrub it off with a bristled brush and soapy water.
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In conclusion, you can remove adhesive hooks from tiles in a few different ways. You can use a hairdryer, Goo Gone, or WD-40.
If you don’t have any of those things on hand, you can try boiling water or using a knife. Be careful not to damage the tile while removing the adhesive hook.