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ingeborgdot 03-29-2011 05:06 PM

Bathroom remodel (sheetrock wall question)
We are now in the process of remodeling our bathroom and tearing down the old tile that was on the wall. Some of it is tearing some of the paper off of the sheetrock. Do I need to worry about that or not? We are going to just smooth out the old texture and put a slight orange peel over it. I have seen a sheetrock repair product that is supposed to fix paper tears on sheetrock. What is your opinion and advice? Thanks.

williamwiens 03-29-2011 05:28 PM

if you are going to have to mud the walls anyway, why not just cut the section out at 4ft width or height.
betcha the end result is much better...less work too.

ingeborgdot 03-29-2011 05:42 PM

What do most people do in this situation? The less cost and work for me the better but I want it to be right also.

beerdog 03-29-2011 10:43 PM

If you just tore the paper a little just brush some Zinnser Guards over it. It seals the area. Then skim coat it 2-3 times. How bad is the damage? Post a pic. You will get better advice.

ingeborgdot 03-29-2011 10:53 PM

Honestly, after thinking about it, it will probably be faster and easier to just take off that section and put on new.

beerdog 03-30-2011 07:02 AM

Probably a good idea. Removong time from drywall and trying to salvage a $5 piece of drywall does seem like a lott of work. Removing tile will cause a lott of damage.

ingeborgdot 03-30-2011 07:52 AM

How do you recommend taking of the sheetrock now? Should I take off tile first or score it and just tear it all off at once?

beerdog 03-30-2011 09:50 AM

cut the corners with a utility knife. Then knock a holeor 2 in the wall. Then start tearing it off. just a a picture of what youa re doing. You will better advice.

lrobertstoner 03-30-2011 10:52 AM

you can repair the the damage with tape and float it out
if you are going to orange peel the wall later this is a cheap way
remember if ya half ass it it is half assed
i would do my demo first getting my walls down to a rough start
then if it was only a piece of paper here a piece there ,
i would repair finish out and texture
if it took chunks of rock out with the tile i would repalce the sheet and have a fresh start

ingeborgdot 03-30-2011 11:50 AM

There is just too deep of holes in some so total rip out is necessary.
Back to tear out though. Should I just leave the tile on the sheet rock and tear?

bjbatlanta 03-30-2011 06:29 PM

Yep, just knock a hole with a hammer through both, stick the hammer claws through the hole and yank. It may come down in small pieces (especially if the drywall is glued to the studs), but it will come down. Be sure to wear eye protection and gloves. The tile can shatter and send small pieces flying and the broken edges are sharp and can cut you.

ingeborgdot 04-13-2011 06:32 PM

I took down all the walls and am going to use new blue rock. I have run into a little craziness that can be solved but want some opinions. One of the things was some electrical wiring had been spliced behind the wall with only tape and no box. Got that fixed so no problem anymore. The other problem is the air vent that runs up to the attic is causing a little problem. I always wondered why my sheet rock always seemed to have a little bulge behind my toilet (that is where the vent is). Well, the vent actually sticks out almost a half inch past the 2x4 which they used for walls there. They had bent the sheet rock somehow and molded it against the pipe. What do you think would be the best way to go about with the new sheet rock? Just curious what others would do. Thanks.

bjbatlanta 04-14-2011 06:19 AM

You can run strips of 1/2" material on the studs to furr the wall out.

ingeborgdot 04-14-2011 06:35 AM

Okay, let me see if I can explain why this my not work to do that. The tub is about18" away from the toilet. The guy that built the bathroom made it exactly 60" wide and 12' long. The tub I have is 60" long. 59 1/2" of wall won't work. Ideas?

oh'mike 04-14-2011 06:53 AM

Can you post a picture?---What size vent pipe? can you change the vent location or size of pipe?

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