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igneous 03-04-2011 06:58 PM

bathroom tile renovation
 
New to this forum, but have been an avid reader and poster in the painting room. I would like to tackle a bathroom remodel involving removing square porcelain tile in my shower enclosure and around my tub. I am fairly handy with tools and demo, but I don't know what I'll be getting into with this project. Will I have to remove the old wallboard and re install cement board for the new tile? Or can I skim coat the old wallboard and start from there? I will not be removing the tub. I am confident in new work, but I am at a loss when things don't go right. What can I expect on the down side of this project?

Bud Cline 03-04-2011 07:31 PM

Wherever there is wall tile, plan on taking it down to the studs. You won't be salvaging any wallboard. The shower foor receptor is a major redo also if you don't have a plastic pan already.:)

Ron6519 03-04-2011 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by igneous (Post 602469)
New to this forum, but have been an avid reader and poster in the painting room. I would like to tackle a bathroom remodel involving removing square porcelain tile in my shower enclosure and around my tub. I am fairly handy with tools and demo, but I don't know what I'll be getting into with this project. Will I have to remove the old wallboard and re install cement board for the new tile? Or can I skim coat the old wallboard and start from there? I will not be removing the tub. I am confident in new work, but I am at a loss when things don't go right. What can I expect on the down side of this project?

Take it all down to the studs.
Ron


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