Getting hot glue off tile
I’ve got some plastic attached to glazed tile with the high temp hot glue sticks and I need to get it all off to make like new again. Any suggestions for getting hot glue off tile? I’m thinking flash freeze the glue with an upside down turned can of something, spewing out the propellant, and then quickly scrape with a plastic spatula or mud knife. Not sure what product in a can I should use though.
Any other ideas?
I would just scrape it with a scraper that takes box cutter blades.
Heat it up.
you can use a heat gun or (my preference) a soldering rework station.
a sharp chisel will usually cause it to part.
I'm sure I would use a heat gun and a sharp blade. But I have no idea if cold would be better. Just guessing. But heat put it down, so . . .
If you use a metal tool rub it on some tile under a sink or someplace else the won't haunt you. Some tile will take metal into the surface making shiny lines that change to black lines over time.
Three guesses on how I know this...
Good point! 😬
Definitely cold is best though! It will usually chip right off. I once facilitated a community arts project where we made several sculptures of cardboard and hot glue that were 2 stories high. 😅
So lots of drips and cold scraping is the easiest for sure.
With your tiles, did you try a cream cleanser like gumption? Or a magic eraser maybe? Something sliiiightly abrasive might remove a scratch like that.
"Some plastic"? Is this 2 square inches or 20 square feet? Is the join visible? If it was a relatively small amount with joint visible - you might try alcohol as it will "break/loosen" join of most hot melt glues. Keep applying as needed and pry apart. I use DNA all the time for this.