Removing tile transfers

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Barb, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. Barb

    Barb Guest

    How can I remove transfers from the tiles in my bathroom. I've redecorated,
    but the previous owner put a small border of flowery things round the window
    (ugh!), and they're very hard to shift.

    I've tried white spirit, "stick stuff remover" and surgical spirit, with
    very limited success. Someone suggested cellulose thinners (from Halfords,
    presumably?). Can anyone help?

    Thanks
    Barb
     
    Barb, Jul 12, 2003
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  2. Barb

    John Jardine Guest

    Barb <> wrote in message
    news:3f1031a7$0$15039$...
    > How can I remove transfers from the tiles in my bathroom. I've

    redecorated,
    > but the previous owner put a small border of flowery things round the

    window
    > (ugh!), and they're very hard to shift.
    >
    > I've tried white spirit, "stick stuff remover" and surgical spirit, with
    > very limited success. Someone suggested cellulose thinners (from

    Halfords,
    > presumably?). Can anyone help?
    >
    > Thanks
    > Barb
    >
    >

    Yes, Cellulose thinners.

    Considering their containing Xylene and their ability to dissolve just about
    everything except coffee stains, I'm surprised they haven't been banned . ;)
    regards
    john
     
    John Jardine, Jul 12, 2003
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  3. Barb

    Bren Guest

    I got rid of mine by spraying them with one of those Bathroom Mousse
    aerosoles. Leave it for about 15 - 20 mins and scrub the transfers with a
    non-scratch abrasive pad. They may need two applications.

    HTH

    Bren


    "John Jardine" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > Barb <> wrote in message
    > news:3f1031a7$0$15039$...
    > > How can I remove transfers from the tiles in my bathroom. I've

    > redecorated,
    > > but the previous owner put a small border of flowery things round the

    > window
    > > (ugh!), and they're very hard to shift.
    > >
    > > I've tried white spirit, "stick stuff remover" and surgical spirit, with
    > > very limited success. Someone suggested cellulose thinners (from

    > Halfords,
    > > presumably?). Can anyone help?
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > > Barb
    > >
    > >

    > Yes, Cellulose thinners.
    >
    > Considering their containing Xylene and their ability to dissolve just

    about
    > everything except coffee stains, I'm surprised they haven't been banned .

    ;)
    > regards
    > john
    >
    >
     
    Bren, Jul 12, 2003
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  4. Barb

    Alan Guest

    In message <3f1031a7$0$15039$>, Barb
    <> wrote
    >How can I remove transfers from the tiles in my bathroom. I've redecorated,
    >but the previous owner put a small border of flowery things round the window
    >(ugh!), and they're very hard to shift.
    >
    >I've tried white spirit, "stick stuff remover" and surgical spirit, with
    >very limited success. Someone suggested cellulose thinners (from Halfords,
    >presumably?). Can anyone help?
    >


    Nail Varnish remover?

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    Alan, Jul 12, 2003
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    geoff Guest

    In message <3f1031a7$0$15039$>, Barb
    <> writes
    >How can I remove transfers from the tiles in my bathroom. I've redecorated,
    >but the previous owner put a small border of flowery things round the window
    >(ugh!), and they're very hard to shift.
    >
    >I've tried white spirit, "stick stuff remover" and surgical spirit, with
    >very limited success. Someone suggested cellulose thinners (from Halfords,
    >presumably?). Can anyone help?
    >

    Stanley knife blade?


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    geoff
     
    geoff, Jul 12, 2003
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  6. Barb

    geoff Guest

    In message <3f1124a5$0$18492$>, Barb
    <> writes
    >Thanks for all the suggestions. I agree, cellulose thinners is a bit
    >extreme, which is why I asked for an alternative.
    >I'll try the mousse and the nail varnish remover.
    >Heat is also a good idea.
    >I've had a go with the stanley knife and a scraper, but I will literally be
    >there until Xmas without something to soften them.
    >
    >I'll get there in the end!
    >
    >Barb
    >

    Angle grinder - you know it makes sense
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    geoff
     
    geoff, Jul 13, 2003
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