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in a few weeks i am going to tile my backsplash. the wall is not as flat as it should be. what should i use to flatten it ?
 

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A skim coat of thinset, or a build out in the affected areas helps. Is this a total tile backsplash or a strip marble type backsplash that sits on the countertop?
 

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thanx, thats what i was thinking. though, at the middle of the area there will be a few thin coats.

total tile. and a pretty good amount of it, 50-60 sf maybe
 

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Keep a straight edge handy and use a little more thinset where it dips, if the dip isn't too great.
 

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It's probably NOT the drywall, but the framing. It gets too out of hand doing all that when a simple adjustment of thinset will make the wall flat for the final surface.
 

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oh, i know as a fact its the framing. but i didn't realize it wasn't flat till the granite went in.
thinset it is :)
 
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