Getting Mastick/Thinset off drywall.

Old 04-03-09, 09:12 AM
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Getting Mastick/Thinset off drywall.

I'd like to remove the porcelain backsplash that is currently in my kitchen. It is quite a lot of tile (runs the entire length of the counter tops and fills in the area between the base cabinets and the top cabinets.) We are concerned with how we address the drywall once the tiles are removed. We are concerned that there will naturallly be some mastick/thinset left behind and were wondering how we go about making that smooth again so we can install glass tile. Thanks.
Old 04-03-09, 04:08 PM
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There will be damage to the drywall and lumps of old mastic. If you are going over what is there with something else, scrape as much of the mastic off as you can. Don't worry about small dings to the drywall. The new thinset or mastic will fill small voids. You should, however, fill big dings.

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