Repairing fireplace wall

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Old 07-14-11, 11:31 AM
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Repairing fireplace wall

So here's some history. The house had a fire and fireplace wall became damaged. When I brought house previous owners had covered the wall with faux brick paneling. I removed paneling and found a badly damaged wall. I tried to repair it with joint compound and painted over it but I now have a wall that just looks crappy bc i wasn't so go at making it all level.

Once I figure out how to add pictures I'll put one up.

So I need help making wall level and looking nice and maybe even matching texturing up with other walls. I want to tile around the fireplace but I'm not sure if I should paint untiled wall first or tile first. Then I also need help dealing with edges of tile...thanks for all the help in advanced
 
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Old 07-14-11, 11:42 AM
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Welcome to the forums

Definitely need some pictures on this one

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Old 07-14-11, 12:07 PM
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Thanks, and heres pictures

wall straight on

close up of wall

side view of wall

pattern on existing walls

tile I'm going to install
 
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First you'll need to scrape off any loose paint and then fill in those areas with joint compound. Using a sanding block or a pole sander will help in sanding the j/c flatter, it holds the paper flat unlike your fingers that may go in and out.

I couldn't tell from the pics, do you have a sand finish [gritty] or an orange peel? Sand finish is achieved by using a sand like additive in the paint. Orange peel texture can be bought in aerosol cans or made from thinned down j/c. It's best sprayed but small areas can be done by applying the thinned down j/c with a sponge.

I assume the texture pictured in post #4 is of the ceiling ?? It can be duplicated by rolling on j/c thinned to about paint consistency and then 'patting' it with a damp sponge.
 
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Old 07-14-11, 04:04 PM
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ok so my walls are plaster and yes texture is on wall. Im not sure about finish I used satin paint...Idk if that what ur asking. I have taken most of the paint off of that wall so I guess I should fill in the holes with joint compound and then do a skim coat with thinned down joint compound? Is that right? And is there any special kind I should get for the finishing skim coat? And with placing tile there is it true that thin set doesn't stick well to joint compound? If so should I use something else? I can send updated pic...
 
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Old 07-15-11, 04:19 AM
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I'd use the all purpose j/c [green lid] It adheres the best.
The finish I was referring to is the texture. It's possible that you don't have texture and what I'm seeing is just roller stipple on the wall. Hard to say from a pic

I've seen tile guys set tile both over bare sheetrock [with j/c in places] and over painted tile. I don't know that there would be an issue with the thinset but you probably ought to ask a tile guy to be sure. You might want to ask that question in the tile forum.
 
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Thx so much for all the help... I'm off to a good start
 
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