Scrape and cover or R & R?

Old 05-29-18, 02:51 PM
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Scrape and cover or R & R?

Buying a house with tile adhesive on the drywall in the kitchen. I guess they removed the tile but quite a bit of old adhesive is visible.
I can't look at this closer until I close on it next month. I imagine the adhesive is hard as a rock, but I was wondering if I can put fresh adhesive and tile over this or would you replace the sheetrock?
Old 05-29-18, 05:34 PM
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Hard to say without a picture,
I do not have the time to deal with all the scrapping, skiim coating, special primers.
I just remove it all and install new drywall or better yet Tile board.
Old 05-30-18, 01:02 AM
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It's all depending on the quantity and condition of the area.

Could it be scraped down and new tile installed, yes as long as remaining adhesive is minimal such that a new coat of mortar would fill in/over.

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