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Beepster 03-07-2013 11:40 AM

Paint drywall under tile???
 
I've got the new bathtub surround complete with 5 foot Durock around the tub and then sheetrock above it and to the outside of the tub. Outside being the tub is in an alcove that comes out 4 inches beyond the tub and then is in about 1 ft from each wall.

We are getting ready to prime and paint before doing the tile. Do I prime or not prime the drywall that will have tile on it? What about where I had to mud near the metal corner bead?

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Brushjockey 03-07-2013 12:40 PM

It's good to prime it. And I assume your mudded area is getting painted- yes, certainly prime it.
Don't prime the Durock.

Beepster 03-07-2013 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Brushjockey (Post 1131728)
It's good to prime it. And I assume your mudded area is getting painted- yes, certainly prime it.
Don't prime the Durock.

I am tiling up to the metal/paper corner bead on the tub side. I mudded each side of the corner bead to make it smooth. Do I prime the tub side of the corner bead that was mudded and will be tiled over?

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Brushjockey 03-07-2013 03:37 PM

I would think yes, but you really should be asking your tile guy what he wants. Or are you also doing the tile?

Beepster 03-07-2013 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Brushjockey (Post 1131847)
I would think yes, but you really should be asking your tile guy what he wants. Or are you also doing the tile?

I am my own tile guy. I will post in the tiling section if I don't get an answer here.

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oh'mike 03-07-2013 05:18 PM

Yep---as long as you have the brush and roller out---prime the drywall---no harm if you don't
but it couldn't hurt---

As Brushjocky said---don't prime the Durrock----

Brushjockey 03-07-2013 05:28 PM

Main thing you want to think about is what will help the tile mastic stick. It will stick better to a prime ( that is well adhered..) than to straight mud. Durock is a perfect substrate for tile mastic- no need to do anything.

Beepster 03-08-2013 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brushjockey (Post 1131935)
It will stick better to a prime ( that is well adhered..) than to straight mud.

That's what I was looking to hear. I will go ahead and prime the drywall.

Thanks.

B


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