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Paint bathroom wall after removing old tile?

Old 03-05-16, 08:06 AM
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Paint bathroom wall after removing old tile?

I just bought a house and the bathroom has that typical old tile on the bottom half of the walls. My question is what's the easiest way to paint the walls because it will leave behind the old glue from the tile
Old 03-05-16, 08:28 AM
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The tiles are probably set in a mortar mix. If the tiles were properly installed there will be some sort of cement backer board behind them. If you wish to remove the tiled walls you will have to replace the backer board with sheetrock.

If the tiles were installed directly on sheetrock I doubt if you can get them off without damaging it.
Old 03-05-16, 08:46 AM
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If you are going to remove the tile - that needs to be done first. What is the age of the house? Do you know if you have plaster or drywall?

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Old 03-06-16, 04:07 AM
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My experience has been that you should plan on replacing what ever is there with new drywall and blend it into the upper half of the existing drywall. Little of any backer will be salvageable if it is put up on drywall. Once the paper on drywall in compromised, the wall loses its integrity and strength. Think of how easy it is to score and snap drywall to install it. Without the paper, the wall will be very weak.

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