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Old 02-14-2008, 07:13 PM   #1
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I got a mortar/tile bit and instead of smashing the pre-exiting 4x4 ugly brown tiles, I figured I could simply sheetrock over the tile and paint it. With a 1/2 " overhang, I could easily put molding there to mask the overhang.

Anyone ever done this? Any suggestions?

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Old 02-14-2008, 07:51 PM   #2
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Never did it, never would. Remove the tile and then sheetrock.

I must ask though. Tile is usually used in moisture prone areas. Sheetrock would be bad in those areas. You sure you want sheetrock instead of tile in this area?

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Hi Brik,

Yes, I have hardybacker, should have said that instead of sheetrock. The present tiles are very outdated, albeit in great conditon. I think a smooth wall would be more trendy, and I would be able to rent the apt easier. To smash the tiles and remove them would be yet another lengthy project as I am in the process of lifting up the linoleum floors in the kitchen to exposed hardwood with layers of tar paper and broken off nails to complete!

I can also use green or blue board instead of "sheet rock" cant I?

Just wondering how I can mask that 1/2" overhang at the mid wall?

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Old 02-14-2008, 08:31 PM   #4
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I am sorry to say this, but, with a plan like that.... you sound like a "Hack-House-Flipper".

Honestly, that has got to be one of the worst ideas that a member has come up with and also insisted on a "blessing" for.

If you don't plan on having a mess....you need to remove it all, before proceeding with a proper substrate for installing tile...

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Thank you for your honesty! I actually thought it was a great idea for a "quick fix".

As I am busy with the kitchen floor project, I figured it was too much to take on removing all the tile on the bathroom walls, and thought at first I could just cover the WET WALL on top of the tile. Then having said that...it looked so good, I was tempted to do the remaining 3 half walls the same way.

Looks like my plan backfired. Thanks again.

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Atlantic thanks that was my first thought; Can anyone say FLIPPER, complete remodel for 29.95 Than try to make 50K profit and only spend 2 days doing it

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