How to remove glass block grout

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How to remove glass block grout
Be careful not to break the glass blocks when removing grout. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Glass blocks provide a lot of support to a wall while still allowing light to flow through the wall. Glass blocks are held together by grout, which hardens like cement. When you are taking down a glass block you will have to remove the hard grout between the blocks. Use care to ensure that you don't break the glass blocks.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Dust sheets
  • Gloves
  • Goggles
  • Cold chisel
  • Hammer

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Move furniture away from the glass block wall or window. Place dust sheets over the carpet and furniture you are unable to remove. Removing grout mortar is a messy job that will cover the room in a layer of dust.

  2. 2

    Put on gloves and goggles to protect your eyes and skin.

  3. 3

    Position the cold chisel on the layer of mortar between the glass blocks. If you are dismantling an entire glass block wall, begin with a glass block on a top corner of the wall.

  4. 4

    Tap the end of the chisel with a hammer several times. This will dislodge the mortar. Repeat all of the way around the glass block to remove it.

  5. 5

    Repeat with all of the other glass blocks.

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