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Unread 10-16-2020, 01:01 PM   #1
Germaintile
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Tiling over a newly painted wall

Dear Forum,

I am tiling my kitchen backsplash in a month or so. I have purchased subway tile with a crackle glaze. I will be using Premium Latex Thinset (mortar). Can I tile over the wall as it is? My new sheetrock wall was primed and painted with one coat of Latex Benjamin Moore Paint--Natura Brand. Do I need to take the paint off of the area to be tiled, in some measure by sanding the wall? I get different opinions about this, and the most reliable thus far, to my layperson's ear, is that I can tile over the painted wall as is, without sanding it first. The wall is sheet rock. We primed it and gave it one coat of paint.

Thank you for your advice.
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