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Unread 08-03-2014, 12:18 PM   #1
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Kitchen Backsplash Prep

Hi, I am about half way done removing my old back splash, I would like to get an opinion on how much prep is necessary before installing the new backsplash. The new tile is 10mm thick.

Here are the pictures of the current drywall/left over maestic (i think?). There is not too much of unevenness. I have tried to chiseling the maestic off, but am damaging the drywall more. Any suggestions on an easier method or what prep needs to be done.

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Unread 08-03-2014, 12:59 PM   #2
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Many times I simply cut out the drywall and replace it. Makes for a nice, clean surface to tile over.

To begin with, tell us what you're planning to install, particularly the size and thickness of the tile. Is it natural stone or ceramic? How many square feet is the backsplash?
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backsplash is about 22 sq ft. The tile is 10mm thick.
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Just an update, i have installed fresh drywall in place. A few questions before, i get started with the actual backsplash:

1. What size trowel would you recommend (10mm stone tile)
2. Will i be fine with a tile scorer and snapper?
3. Should i get tile nippers for areas that need two cuts and by the outlets?
4. Should I seal the tile before grouting?
5. Sanded or unsanded grout?

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