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lts 07-02-2012 08:39 AM

How to prepare the wall for tiling backsplash?
I'm going to tiling the backsplash for my kitchen. My question is how to prepare the wall surface? This is a kitchen reno project, the new cabinets and countertop are already on, and there is paint on the wall where the backsplash is going to be on. Shall I sand the paint off? Or I can simply put the thinset mortar directly on it?

BTW, my backsplash is marble stripes with mesh on the back.

Any info and help will be greatly appreciated!

joecaption 07-02-2012 09:04 AM

Clean the wall to get any grease off and tile right over the sheetrock with out removing any paint. Use thin set out of a bag, not the premixed kind.

lts 07-02-2012 09:31 AM

Thank you very much!

One thing I forgot to mention. The upper part of the wall where the vent hood goes to is unpainted. There was a cabinet, but not I'm going to tiling it and install a chimney vent hood. I don't need do anything to this part of the wall either?


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