Sanding bathroom wall to put tile


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Old 04-02-19, 12:43 PM
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Sanding bathroom wall to put tile

Hello there,

Iím on a DIY bathroom renovation adventure here and Iím at the point to prepare drywalls and concrete floor for tiling.

The problem is that the wall wasnít fully painted and there is quite a gap that I need to level. This gap seems to be really to the drywall (if itís not the drywall itself).

My question is:
Should I sand the whole wall to level it to the gap that I think is the drywall or should fill the gap with something and sand them both to match afterwards?

Iíve attached some pictures of the walls that Iíll be preparing / tiling.

Any help is welcome 🙂 Thanks!

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Old 04-02-19, 01:01 PM
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I'd use Durabond and a 12" wide plaster trowel or taping knife.
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Old 04-02-19, 02:01 PM
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So you would fill the small area to match the other and would sand them even. Is that correct?
 
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Old 04-02-19, 05:19 PM
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Will any of the tile be in a wet area such as a shower or tub?
 
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Old 04-02-19, 05:27 PM
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No. It's one a half bathroom. there will be just the toilet and sink.
 
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Old 04-02-19, 11:09 PM
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Much easier to fill the voids so they are level than sanding!
 
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Old 04-03-19, 02:26 AM
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I agree filling and floating it out so it appears to be even is best. Latex paints don't sand well. Adding mud and then sanding is a lot less work.
 
 

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