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needhelpp 06-07-2011 12:24 PM

contractor bailed, need to texture walls where tile was removed
Hello! I just finished removing tiles from my 1960's bathroom, and the floor, vanity, shower, toilet etc... I need to re-texture my walls to save costs. My contractor bailed and I am stuck doing this myself.:furious:

I removed the tile and in some spots it is down to the cardboard on they drywall. I want to do a venetian plaster type texture by hand because it can have imperfections and I think will look very nice. I sanded all the glue down and pretty much got the walls to have a smooth surface, minus the pits where the screwdriver went into the wall..oops! I can spackle those, or can I just fill it with the joint compound or mud or wall texture?

I need some guidance please and I can post pics if that will help!

thank you for your time :)

Ron6519 06-07-2011 01:14 PM

The fact you were able to remove tiles from sheetrock itself is astounding, just astounding.
If you removed the tile from the shower area, what are you replacing it with? You're not leaving the sheetrock up are you?

needhelpp 06-07-2011 01:42 PM

I bought the green drywall stuff to put in the shower around the tub and I am putting an insert in, on top of that. The tile that I tore down, was half way up the wall around the entire bathroom! It was sooo ugly, PINK< PINK<PINK!! I am a girl, but that is too much! hahaha!!

OK, so can I texture on the walls and basically fill in the pits with the joint compound? I watched some DIY youtube vids and they showed doing 2-3 coats and the first one is to smooth in all the pits and imperfections and let it dry for 12 hours and then do a secon thicker coat... Does that sound right?

This has been a learning process for sure... Thank you for your help:thumbsup:

stubborn1 06-07-2011 08:51 PM

A picture of the wall after removing the tile would be a ton of help.

I've never seen a wall worth saving after removing tile - it's usually quicker to remove the drywall and install new. Drywall is cheap and the finish product will look a lot better.

Ron6519 06-07-2011 10:00 PM

You can texture the walls if you want, but a traditional flat surface won't look old in a year or two and people won't confuse it for a bathroom in a Mexican restaurant.
Just skim coat it and lightly sand.

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