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How to Demolish a Brick Wall

Use these step-by-step instructions to easily tear down a brick wall in a kitchen.

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  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Prep the Area

Disconnect the wall oven, if applicable.

Place a large piece of plastic foam on the floor below the brick wall to protect it. Cover the remainder of the surrounding floor with tarps and then seal off the room with poly sheeting to prevent dust from getting all over.

Step 2: Remove the Brick

Remove the brick by alternating between hammering it out with a standard hammer, and cold chisel and a chipping hammer.