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Old 10-09-2011, 12:14 PM   #1
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Hello all,
first time here, I am trying to remove the tile from the bathroom, more specifically Im removing the tile from the walls and opting for a smooth painted wall than a tiled one. My condo is old the tile was fairly easy to remove, now I have a wall with some white cement remainder and I am wondering what is the next step, sanding? spackle?
this is the wall that faces outside the building so it's not drywall.
any assistance will be appreciated.


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Old 10-09-2011, 12:57 PM   #2
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this is the wall that faces outside the building so it's not drywall.
...and why isn't it drywall?

Your best-bet with that situation is to remove the wallboard and replace it with new.

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I thought it was drywall since I saw something like concrete but as i tap it I hear its hollow. I am trying to reduce costs, is it necessary to replace the drywall? I am not putting tile again, I want to smooth the wall and paint it.
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I am not putting tile again, I want to smooth the wall and paint it.
Therein lies the problem.
Trying to remove the residue isn't likely to do anything but cause more issues.
Filling what's there obviously isn't the answer either.

First need to determine if it's drywall or not.

If it is drywall then replacing it will be the lessor of the evils. If it turns out to be plaster, that opens up an all new can of worms.
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I thought it was drywall since I saw something like concrete but as i tap it I hear its hollow. I am trying to reduce costs, is it necessary to replace the drywall? I am not putting tile again, I want to smooth the wall and paint it.
You might have concrete board behind the tiles. But removing tiles that were correctly installed will not be easy. The resulting residue on the concrete board will be very difficult to smooth out. You might be able to skim coat the wall, but that takes a decent skill set you might not have.
I would rethink this project before you start because it will not go as planned and you will end up with something you will need to pay someone to fix.
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I spoke with the maintenance supervisor from my company, he was/is a contractor and he said that I could do a one coat plaster application to smooth the wall. He is trying to
Find someone that can do that for me.
Any comments on the one coat?
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I spoke with the maintenance supervisor from my company, he was/is a contractor and he said that I could do a one coat plaster application to smooth the wall. He is trying to
Find someone that can do that for me.
Any comments on the one coat?
I don't know if you're aware of the terminology you're using or not. I don't know what surface you're working with.
Plaster needs to go over a special board, chemically treated to accept it.
You do not have that, so they won't be(or shouldn't be) using plaster.
Why don't you post a photo of what you're working with, so the advice is pertinient?
One more bit of advice, don't listen to the janitor.
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Ron there are two photos in post #1. I have no idea what I'm seeing there.
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Your easiest solution may be to apply an additional layer of sheetrock over the existing walls. You could use the thinnest available in your area (1/4" it's hard to find in some areas).

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