Kitchen Backsplash

Old 11-16-01, 06:47 PM
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Kitchen Backsplash

My current backsplash area in my kitchen is painted plaster and lathe. Can I tile directly on top of this surface or do I need to put up plywood/drywall/ cement board?
Old 11-17-01, 03:17 AM
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Installing ceramic tile backsplash

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Old 11-17-01, 12:00 PM
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If you could somehow remove the paint and get down to the actual plaster, you could tile right to it with thin set. I think, though, it might be easier to just install 1/4 in. backer board and then the tile.

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