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Old 08-16-2018, 06:05 PM   #1
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Must drywall be primed before adhering tile?


If so why is this step necessary?
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If so why is this step necessary?
What about RedGard?
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IF it is a wet area, you should not be using drywall at all. If it is a backsplash in a dry area, then it should be primed. Priming helps to make the drywall paper more adaptable to receive the tile.
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[QUOTE=chandler48;5610333]IF it is a wet area, you should not be using drywall at all.

Drywall is acceptable substrate in a wet area but needs to have a moisture barrier applied. RedGuard and Kerdi are two examples.
Also needs to be 3/4" to support the weight and provide structure for tile. Don't use green board, use regular drywall because the waxes in green board can interfere with adhesion.
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but needs to have a moisture barrier applied. RedGuard and Kerdi are two examples.
Sort of negates itself in cost alone, so why not just go with cbu in the wet areas?
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