Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

Welcome to John Bridge / Tile Your World, the friendliest DIY Forum on the Internet


Advertiser Directory
JohnBridge.com Home
Buy John Bridge's Books   Buy a TYW Shirt

Go Back   Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Tile & Stone Forums > Tile Forum/Advice Board

Sponsors


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-02-2010, 12:26 AM   #1
trvlbum
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2
Sanding Thin Set Mortar

New guy here. Just did the thin-set mortaring of the seams around my tub. I went past the concrete board on the ends and onto the drywall with the mortar and am now thinking that was careless and is going to look really bad if i try to paint over it as it in no way has the same texture as the drywall or the drywall compound I am using. Duh. What is the best thing to try and sand the mortar off with so I can get back down to the drywall compound underneath (or right to the drywall and compound over it again)?
Thanks.
Attached Images
 
__________________
trvlbum
trvlbum is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 06-02-2010, 01:06 AM   #2
Tool Guy - Kg
Moderator -- Wisconsin Kitchen & Bath Remodeler
 
Tool Guy - Kg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Oak Creek, WI
Posts: 17,498
Welcome to the forum, Travel Bum...

If you juuuuuuuuuuust did it, grab a sponge and clean it off.

If the thinset is dry, trying to sand it or scrape it will result in damaging the surface of the drywall. I'd patch over the non-tiled areas with drywall compound.
__________________
Tonto Goldstein….. but my friends call me Bubba
Tool Guy - Kg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2010, 07:43 AM   #3
ceramictec
Tampa Florida Tile Contractor
 
ceramictec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 26,070
....but wait until after you set your tile to use more joint compound.
then once you have your bullnose edge set you can finish off the small area that needs it.
__________________
Brian
........
........Tampa Florida Tile Installation
..................Check out our Blog
Florida Installer of Laticrete HydroBan & HydroBarrier
....Florida Installer of Schluter Kerdi & Kerdi-Board
................."Waterproofed Tile Showers"
........Porcelain - Travertine - Ceramic - Glass Tile
ceramictec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2010, 08:33 AM   #4
Scott_V
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 302
This is an easy fix:

1) set tile as planned

2) once tile is set and grouted, take a stiff 3" putty knife and make a light pass to remove any loose thinset, then simply skim coat over the excess thinset with joint compound leaving the wall smooth and ready for primer. If the excess thinset has any high points, instead of using sandpaper get yourself a rub brick at Home Depot and carefully grind it down. Don't worry about scuffing the drywall 'cause the skim coating will cover it.
Attached Images
 
Scott_V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2010, 08:40 AM   #5
ceramictec
Tampa Florida Tile Contractor
 
ceramictec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 26,070
the brick might be a little to rough/coarse for your thinset & wall.
since it's a small area I would stick with the sandpaper.
__________________
Brian
........
........Tampa Florida Tile Installation
..................Check out our Blog
Florida Installer of Laticrete HydroBan & HydroBarrier
....Florida Installer of Schluter Kerdi & Kerdi-Board
................."Waterproofed Tile Showers"
........Porcelain - Travertine - Ceramic - Glass Tile
ceramictec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2010, 08:50 AM   #6
trvlbum
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2
thanks

thanks guys. only 12 hours on this site and already i have solutions and no need to sweat. i love forums. i you're ever in Panorama BC the beers on me.
__________________
trvlbum
trvlbum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2010, 09:33 AM   #7
Scott_V
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 302
The brick will work fine to knock down any large bumps....I've done this type of thing many times. Since he's skim coating the area with joint compound no need to worry about minor scuffing of the existing DW. Sandpaper is fine for smoothing, but it is the wrong approach for large bumps.
Scott_V is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Buy John's New Book!   Tile Your World Online Store   Contractors Direct Tile Tool Store   Stonetooling.com   Tile-Assn.com


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thin-Set Mortar Question jkspup22 Professionals' Hangout 4 09-01-2008 08:23 AM
Thin set mortar? Plumb Crazy Purple Tile Forum/Advice Board 7 05-27-2008 09:41 AM
thin set mortar consistancy jvl Tile Forum/Advice Board 3 01-05-2008 10:31 AM
Making thin set mortar Theolgian Tile Forum/Advice Board 4 11-06-2007 08:10 AM
Thin Set Mortar Consistency Unregistered Tile Forum/Advice Board 4 09-28-2004 03:02 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:27 PM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2014 John Bridge & Associates, LLC