If your spacers are hard to remove, or you’re using small, cross-shaped spacers, we recommend using needle-nose pliers for extraction. Grab the side of the spacer firmly and pull it out using a vertical motion. Avoid horizontal movement. Horizontal movement can cause the still-adhering tiles to shift.
How to Remove Tile Spacers?
Tile spacers are an essential tool for many tiling projects, ensuring that each tile is placed accurately and with a consistent grout line.
However, once the project is complete, the spacers must be removed before the grout can be applied. Removing tile spacers can be a tricky process, as it can be difficult to remove the spacers without damaging the tiles.
With the right tools and techniques, however, the spacers can be safely and effectively removed. The first step to removing tile spacers is to gather the right tools.
A pair of needle–nose pliers and a flathead screwdriver are the two most essential tools for the job. If you have a grout saw, you may be able to use that as well.
Additionally, you may need a putty knife and a utility knife, depending on the type of spacers you have. Once you have the right tools in hand, you can start removing the spacers.
To do this, place the flathead screwdriver behind the spacer and gently pry it away from the tile. Start with one end and work your way to the other. If the spacers are extremely stubborn, you may be able to use the needle–nose pl