Need some advice on tiling walls on new drywall


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Old 12-01-22, 03:51 PM
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Need some advice on tiling walls on new drywall

I am going to put new drywall in my bathroom. I want to tile the whole walls. How should I prep the new walls for tiles? Do I need tape the joints, mud the screws since I will be covering it with tiles? Should I skim coat and prime or skip the skim coat and just Prime the drywall before installing tiles? If some steps are not necessary it would save me some time and effort. Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 12-01-22, 04:02 PM
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So there can be huge differences in "tiling my bathroom" from areas that will get wet, areas that may get wet, and areas that wont get wet.

Which ones are you going to have?
 
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Concrete backer board is a better substrate. Any reason you're using drywall instead?
 
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It will be the area where the drywall won't be wet.
I have the drywall already that is why I am using it instead of backerboard's.
 
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Old 12-01-22, 11:25 PM
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If it's an area that wont get wet a coat of primer to seal the paper is sufficient, really don't even have to finish the joints.
 
 

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