Dry Wall Behind Laminate Backsplash


Old 05-17-05, 04:26 PM
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Dry Wall Behind Laminate Backsplash

Hello! I am remodeling my bathroom, and I just removed the laminate backsplash (on three walls). It was glued to the wall. I am getting off as much glue as I can, but have exposed the brown paper of the dry wall in quite a few spots in the process.

My questions are:
1. Do I have to repair the drywall before I lay a tile backsplash over the same spot or can I just apply the mastic right to the paper that's showing?

2. I've done one whole wall this way, but can I maybe scrape and sand the other two walls and just sand off as much of the glue as I can?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-17-05, 05:19 PM
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Welcome to the forum Tracie

As long as the drywall is sound I don't see any problems with not refinishing provided the wall is level enough to apply the tile. Since the tile follows the wall you don't want any dips or bumps to throw the tile job off.

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