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Old 08-04-2011, 06:40 PM  
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Hi all, does tile go over unfinished drywall? can it go over painted drywall? thanks

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Old 08-05-2011, 09:33 AM  
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I'm sure it CAN go on finished drywall. I, personally, would not tile onto finished drywall. You want to cement/glue the tiles to the wall, not the paint and texture on the wall.

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Old 08-06-2011, 07:16 AM  
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Thanks for the answer wasn't quite sure about this. guess it's better to do it right the first time. thanks again.
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years ago when doing my first bathroom renovation I ran out of hardibacker and was too cheap to buy another two sheets - so I strung up some drywall instead and tiled over it. 4x4 - floor to ceiling - hangs just fine even considering the humidity. I've had that wall open since then (fro mthe other side) to do drywall in the adjoining room and noticed no problems).

But I don't recommend it necessarily, I'm expecting it to fail sooner than the areas where I tiled properly onto hardibacker. Yet it can be done and will adhere.
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