Best Option For Walls In Kitchen, After Removing Tile? - Drywall & Plaster - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Drywall & Plaster


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-02-2013, 02:29 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Best option for walls in kitchen, after removing tile?

So my house was built in the 50's the tile comes half way up the wall. I want to tear this down. My only problem is after that then what. The house is all plaster. I know that under this tile is plasterboard. I am not skilled enough to skim it myself and make it look good after I take the tile down. I was thinking about trying to order 1/8" drywall and cover the two walls that this tile is on. I need some help. I am doing this on a very small budget. Any suggestions would be great. Also I work two jobs so I really don't have the time to for a huge project. Something I can do on a weekend so that my kitchen isn't out of commission for a couple weeks. Thanks for you help in advance.


anthony187 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 02:34 PM   #2
pro handyman's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Posts: 45
Rewards Points: 25

Well I got an idea for you that I see in a house I was working in the other day. The customer had put new laminate on floor. They some left over and put it on walls for a back splash. I thought it look good and would be easy to do.


pro handyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 02:34 PM   #3
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 34,581
Rewards Points: 14,294

No such thing as 1/8 drywall, it will be 1/4.
No way can a first time DIY is going to be doing this over a weekend.
It's going to take three coats at least of drywall compound, sanding, priming, and two coats of paint.
Even using hot mud it will take about 4 days min.
joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 04:28 PM   #4
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: outside ocala fl
Posts: 5,505
Rewards Points: 6,034

Look into different styles of wainscoting. You can get 1/8" breadboard at the box store in 4x8 sheets cut in 32" pieces raise from the floor the width of your baseboard then put a chair rail on top if painted doesn't look bad.

Last edited by ToolSeeker; 01-02-2013 at 04:31 PM.
ToolSeeker is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ToolSeeker For This Useful Post:
princelake (01-02-2013)

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help with removing tile in kitchen joshn Flooring 5 01-29-2012 10:15 PM
Tile 911, Kitchen Kara75 Flooring 0 11-13-2010 08:04 PM
Tile Membrane behind kitchen back-splash? ChrisDIY Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 4 04-29-2010 11:08 AM
Replace kitchen tile without moving cabinets and countertop stubits Tiling, ceramics, marble 7 02-18-2010 10:56 AM
Removing kitchen tile with plywood under it ediconu Flooring 4 08-26-2007 08:48 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1