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Old 01-30-2006, 05:11 PM   #1
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Tile On Drywall

I have a job comming up that has 4 x 4 ceramic tile on the sheetrock from floor to ceiling. The reason the homeowner wants it changed is color and now wants it to go up only 4' from floor. In a test the tile will come off easily but takes a layer of the paper with it. There are sections that will be a bear to replace correctly if we just gut the room. Can we mix up some setting type of joint compound and do a skim, followed by some Easy Sand setting type to get a smooth wall, prime, and finish?
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Old 01-30-2006, 05:37 PM   #2
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I would get some tileboard.

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Old 01-30-2006, 06:35 PM   #3
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Been there, done that, don't do it.

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Old 01-30-2006, 08:09 PM   #4
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I been there, I would just rip it down, and put up new green board or tileboard
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Old 01-30-2006, 08:44 PM   #5
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If you could talk your client in to a chair rail type of top cap, you could veneer the wall with 1/4" rock and save some demo. you would not be changing any room dimensions since you already removed 1/4" tiles.
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Just to let you all know, the tile is not in a wet area.
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Old 01-30-2006, 09:06 PM   #7
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I would do it right over the sheet rock. Once it is grouted you will find it won't be coming off. I have never seen anything from the TCA saying it's a no-no as long as it is a dry area, in a wet area of course this has to go on backer board. I would cut out the drywall and install backer for an upcharge if the customer was will to pay for a bullet proof installation.

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