To prime or not to prime

Old 08-29-11, 10:14 PM
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To prime or not to prime

I am remodeling my bathroom. Is it necessary to prime new drywall before tiling on it? I am going to tile the wall behind my vanity. I have installed new drywall on the area and taped all seams and covered all screws. Should I use drywall primer before I tile the wall or is this over kill? Thanks to anyone with an answer.
Old 08-30-11, 04:49 AM
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It shouldn't make a difference but sealing the drywall and joint compound with a primer might make the thinset dry at a more consistent rate.
Old 08-30-11, 10:52 AM
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With wallpaper, you absolutely want to prime first so you can take the paper off down the road more easily.

With tile, you often replace the drywall if you remove the tile so I'm not sure I'd bother.
Old 09-02-11, 01:41 PM
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i've primed my drywall before putting tile on it. it worked out fine.

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