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Old 11-15-2010, 08:22 PM   #1
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Can I lay the mastic for my tile backsplash in my kitchen directly over drywall covered in old latex paint? Do I need to seal any drywall repairs before tilling? Any suggestions?

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Hi sycho,

You can and should install the tiles direct onto wall board on dry areas such as a backsplash. Mastic is fine for this application. Paint is fine as long as it's not glossy and clean. If you used drywall compound, it's a good idea to either prime (but let cure) or better yet shim coat with adhesive prior to applying the adhesive.

What type of adhesive were you planning to use? Is it highly absorbent ceramic, porcelain or stone tiles?

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I am still debating over small glass tiles of varying color or stone, I haven't quite made up my mind yet! My old laminate back splash has old painted drywall under it, I don't think it's glossy. I am a little concerned about the old back splash tearing at the wall when I go to rip it out, I have some left over Gardz from a wall I stripped, would it be a good idea to use that on the wall before tilling(after any repairs)?
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You can't use mastic if you go with glass tiles. I don't know about Gardz. You should remove the laminate and then report back.

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