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drywall and backsplash (by J [FL]) Sep 21, 2021 9:23 AM
       drywall and backsplash (by plenty [MO]) Sep 21, 2021 9:35 AM
       drywall and backsplash (by plenty [MO]) Sep 21, 2021 9:35 AM
       drywall and backsplash (by Sisco [MO]) Sep 21, 2021 10:15 AM
       drywall and backsplash (by Vee [OH]) Sep 21, 2021 10:16 AM
       drywall and backsplash (by Jason [VA]) Sep 21, 2021 10:39 AM
       drywall and backsplash (by J [FL]) Sep 21, 2021 11:58 AM
       drywall and backsplash (by Jason [VA]) Sep 21, 2021 12:00 PM
       drywall and backsplash (by J [FL]) Sep 21, 2021 12:37 PM
       drywall and backsplash (by Nellie [ME]) Sep 21, 2021 1:07 PM
       drywall and backsplash (by J [FL]) Sep 21, 2021 1:19 PM
       drywall and backsplash (by Robert J [CA]) Sep 21, 2021 1:45 PM
       drywall and backsplash (by Sisco [MO]) Sep 21, 2021 2:41 PM
       drywall and backsplash (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Sep 21, 2021 5:07 PM

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drywall and backsplash (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2021 9:23 AM
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I had to remove an old tile backsplash in the kitchen of rental and the old drywall came out with it.

I am going to put up new drywall and a new backsplash -- probably 3 X 6 tiles.

Do I have to mud and tape the new drywall that will be under the tile area? Or can I just put it in with drywall screws and leave the seams open and tile over that? --72.188.xxx.xxx




drywall and backsplash (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2021 9:35 AM
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I don't have all the information you need. But recently my sister used a peel and stick backer for her kitchen backsplash and it saved lots of time and product. Instead of mixing and spreading on the wall , just peel and press. The tile also pressed on and then she grouted as you'd regularly would. --172.58.xxx.xx




drywall and backsplash (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2021 9:35 AM
Message:

I don't have all the information you need. But recently my sister used a peel and stick backer for her kitchen backsplash and it saved lots of time and product. Instead of mixing and spreading on the wall , just peel and press. The tile also pressed on and then she grouted as you'd regularly would. --172.58.xxx.xx




drywall and backsplash (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2021 10:15 AM
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I advise using concrete backer board as the mastic is wet enough to cause the gypsum board paper to loosen. You don't want to risk a do over.

Laminate sheets make good backsplashes too. --149.76.xxx.xxx




drywall and backsplash (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2021 10:16 AM
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You don't need to fill all the seams if they match up below the width of a paint stirring stick however you did not mention the tile backerboard which could be cement or fiberglass, tiles will only stay on till they get wet and the moisture leaches thru the grout to dampen the once drywall and it all falls off because the water wicks into the gypsum quickly. --76.188.xxx.xxx




drywall and backsplash (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2021 10:39 AM
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Putting tile on sheet rock with Mastic is a chincy job. Since you have to do it anyways, do it right. Remove the sheet rock and put up cement backerboard like Sisco says. The backsplash will last forever. --73.177.xxx.xx




drywall and backsplash (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2021 11:58 AM
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Thanks. I have imstalled cement board before, but it was in a shower. How do you make small precision cuts around the outlets and the contours of the upper cabinets on the board? A circular saw won't work for that. --172.58.xxx.xxx




drywall and backsplash (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2021 12:00 PM
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I use a grinder with a masonry wheel. But that method is extremely dusty, so wear a mask. --73.177.xxx.xx




drywall and backsplash (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2021 12:37 PM
Message:

Thanks Jason. Yeah the dust is unhealthy from that board.

What kind of waterproofing do you use? I had to do 7 thin coats of redgard to get to the required thickness in the shower, so I would not want to use Redgard again. --172.58.xxx.xxx




drywall and backsplash (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2021 1:07 PM
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If you are doing a backsplash I wouldn’t worry about waterproofing cement board. If you really feel a need to, I would only do behind the sink, possibly a narrow line at the counter. Have each layer slightly wider than the last and it will make the stop line nearly invisible. Yes, I would tape the joints. Tile will be more likely to crack at the joints if it is not taped. Don’t forget to use caulking at all plane changes. If I were using Sheetrock, I would waterproof the whole thing. --76.179.xxx.xx




drywall and backsplash (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2021 1:19 PM
Message:

Thx Nellie. --172.58.xxx.xxx




drywall and backsplash (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2021 1:45 PM
Message:

The lower seam of the backer board that meets up with the counter top needs to be waterproofed. Otherwise that area will accumulate moisture and lead to problems.

--47.155.xx.xxx




drywall and backsplash (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2021 2:41 PM
Message:

Coping saw or oscillating saw.

--149.76.xxx.xxx




drywall and backsplash (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2021 5:07 PM
Message:

Hardi board is a lot easier to work with which is available in 1/4" thickness or 1/2" thickness where 1/4" can be cut with a utility knife then 1/4" on studs to make a 1/2" thickness. I use a multi tool with a special blade carbide blade to cut. A multi tool is a great to have as can do many projects in tight areas. --99.236.xxx.xxx



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