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    Posted 1 year ago

    Steven.cote
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    I just added these to my collection! A question for the tile collectors. What do you use to remove the 100 year old cement from the back of your tiles?

    Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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    1. art.pottery, 1 year ago
      I’d try letting them soak in white vinegar for a few days. Should loosen some of the mortar enough for you to gently remove it with a scraper. Follow it with an equally long soak in tap or distilled water, so your grapes don’t smell like vinegar.

      If that doesn’t get it all, then something like this:

      https://homeguides.sfgate.com/remove-mortar-old-tiles-reuse-49330.html
    2. Steven.cote Steven.cote, 1 year ago
      thank you for the info! Here is what I did: I put a shallow amount of muriatic acid in a plastic container and placed the tiles mortor down into the acid. This dissolved the mortor quickly turning the acid into a orange gel. I replaced the acid 3 times to dissolve all of the cement. Then placed the tiles in a solution of baking soda and water to neutralize. Do not attempt this without the proper protective equipment!

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