Bill & mongo tile question

Jean BoMay 6, 2012

I am stripping out a 6x6 bathroom tile backsplash in a kitchen, it looks like it was set in mastic. Thick notch yellow looking stuff. In new kitchen I want to use some glass mosaics. Should this drywall that is covered in this mastic just be removed and replaced? And should I replace with new drywall or other material. I was thinking maybe green board or is that over kill? It will be the wall behind the stove, (steam?) sink will sit away from backsplash. Tia!

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weedyacres

When we pulled out our kitchen backsplash we just pulled out the damaged drywall as well, put new in, and tiled over that. It's simpler than trying to clean off the old gunk, and drywall is cheap and easy.

Green board would be overkill, even behind the sink. Regular drywall is fine.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 8:25AM
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mongoct

Sorry I'm posting so late, I've been away for several days.

What weedy wrote.

The more translucent the glass, the more what is behind the glass can show through.

Add to that with mosaic you want flat as flat can be so the tiles don't rock this way and that.

So I'd cut out whatever crappy mastic board there is, then use regular drywall. Use a white thinset to set the glass.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2012 at 2:18AM
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Jean Bo

Thanks so much to both of you, Working on it now......out with the old....love it..

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 2:42PM
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