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Unread 07-12-2008, 04:52 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready to install a glass tile backsplash in my kitchen. I removed an old Formica backslpash that was starting to come lose and in the process I tore a lot of the paper off of the drywall. My question is... can I install the tile over the somewhat paper less drywall or should I install a layer cement backer board first?
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Unread 07-12-2008, 05:18 PM   #2
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Hi e-rock, welcome. Depends on how bad it is. If it's tore up all the way to the gypsum (white stuff) in alot of places, be good to replace it. If it's only a little bit, go over the whole thing with a skim coat of white thinset and let it dry. After it dries, go over it with a piece of sandpaper to knock down any ridges in the thinset.

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