Kitchen Backsplash Prep Questions

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Old 12-27-14, 07:55 PM
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Kitchen Backsplash Prep Questions

I'm about to put in a new kitchen backsplash and had a few questions on surface prep. I am putting in almost all new drywall as I pretty much destroyed the old drywall getting the old backsplash out. Do I need to do any prep to the new drywall like primer or skim coating it or can I just tile away?

Also, they are a few spots on the edges where the old drywall is in place but needs to be smoothed out with some joint compound. Do I need to prime that first?

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Old 12-27-14, 08:06 PM
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I'd wait for an answer from Czizzi or one of the other guys. In the meantime, I would say you're ahead of the game. New drywall is good. I've seen tile jobs done on the old drywall (full tile tear out with torn paper, etc.)
 
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Would be nice to see a picture.
Why not cut out the old sheetrock and install new tile board?
Simple job with an oscillating saw.
 
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On new homes I generally prime the walls before the cabinets go in and I've never had a tile guy complain although I've been on some jobs where they installed the tile directly to the bare [taped and finished] drywall. There shouldn't be any need for cement board since it's not a wet location. If any of the damaged drywall has torn/missing paper - those areas should be coated with either Zinnser's Gardz or an oil base primer.
 
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