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The first step in any type of project of this sort is to measure the room carefully and construct a floor plan sketch, either freehand or with a computer program. Cover molding and door casings with painters tape.
Apply semigloss base coat to walls and allow to dry overnight. Measure the room for base molding; measure the area for the chalkboard. Paint trim or molding. Remove closet doors.
The easiest and most cost-efficient way to remove old tiles is to use a hammer and chisel. If this doesn't work, use a heat gun to loosen the tile adhesive before returning to work with a hammer and chisel. Place the beveled side of the chisel onto the floor (Image 1). Tap the chisel with the hammer (Image 2), prying up the tile flooring. Repeat until the old tile is removed.
Once the entire old tile floor is removed, clean the floor with degreaser. Degreaser is critical to the tile application because the tile adhesive will apply perfectly to the clean new floor.
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