Countertop Backsplash re-tile


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Old 02-15-03, 08:54 AM
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Countertop Backsplash re-tile

I am replacing my countertop and tiled backsplash with new tile.
I have pried and removed (as carefully as I can) old backsplash tile from the sheetrock behind. Whats left is old adhesive and torn and missing sheetrock paper.
Can I mud and smooth over this old sheetrock OR do I HAVE TO remove the old sheetrock and replace. I would prefer not to replace, BUT if I must, I will.
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Frank
 
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Old 02-16-03, 07:05 AM
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Skim coat the entire area with a White modified thinset. Let dry then tile as normal with the same thinset.Follow the directions on the bag. Have fun!!
 
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Old 02-16-03, 08:13 AM
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Thanks Todd!
Do I have to worry about the paper (it's sotta like the 2nd layer of paper left after pulling off the first paper layer) thats left "bubbling" of sucking up too much water from the thinset?

Would it be a good Idea to use primer BEFORE I put the soothing coat of thinset?
 
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Old 02-16-03, 10:27 AM
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During the "skimcoat" process the paper will wrinkle but should return to its previous condition as it dries. Even if it doesn't your still good to go. If wrinkles persist...sand them away with some sand paper. You're in good shape.
 
 

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