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Unread 01-10-2008, 07:02 AM   #1
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bathroom wall tile over drywall

I'm planning on installing tile on the bottom half of one small wall in our bathroom (approx. 5 linear ft.). The wall is currently drywall, painted with a flat paint. (This is also the wall that a pedestal sink and toilet are against.) Can I tile directly on the drywall? If not, what would be the preferred method?
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Unread 01-10-2008, 07:06 AM   #2
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Can I tile directly on the drywall? If not, what would be the preferred method?
Yes, you can. Scuff up the paint a bit before you do. It will give the thinset a better bonding surface.
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Hi there, gotta first name we can use? What Dan said .
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I've been wondering the same thing. I'm in the early stages of planning a bathroom remodel and have areas that are painted with latex paint that will be covered in tile.

What do you suggest to scratch up the surface? Coarse sandpaper or something else?
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Unread 01-10-2008, 11:28 AM   #5
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sandpaper is fine. Just make sure the paint is well-adhered to the substrate - no flaking, peeling, etc.
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