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Can I paint or tile over wall board ?

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09-27-06, 01:04 PM   #1  
Can I paint or tile over wall board ?

Hi..we have 2 bathrooms that the owners had put that awful tile (wall board) up and I hate it. Can I paint over this or tile it ? I hate to think of having to rip it all out if there is something else we can do to it. It looks or should I say suppose to look like tiles (it is scored).


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09-27-06, 01:15 PM   #2  
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Are they masonite panels similiar to paneling? If so they can be painted but you should use a solvent based primer first. If it was installed as a tub/shower suround it would be better to use an oil base enamel - painted or not that stuff doesn't hold up well against frequent moisture.

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