Drywall repair behind cabinets?

jessraeMay 3, 2010

We are planning a kitchen remodel and will be opening a 4' X 6' piece of wall so that our plumber can have access to our pipes. We are planning on doing the drywall work ourselves - this will be our very first time hanging dry wall! I'm wondering, after we hang new dry wall, do we need to tape and mud the dry wall if the entire area will be covered with either cabinets or a tile backsplash?

Thanks so much for your help!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
joed

Behind the tile back splash you need to tape it. You don't need to tape it behind the cabinets but I would. Behind the cabinets you probably don't even need to drywall it.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2010 at 8:36AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brickeyee

At least put on tape and a first coat of mud.

It reduces infiltration and keeps out the creepy crawlies.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2010 at 10:05AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jessrae

Good point on the creepy crawlies! I'll tape and put a coat of mud on. Thank you for your help!

    Bookmark   May 4, 2010 at 3:34PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tryinbrian

Plus you'll never have a better opportunity to learn how to mud without having to live with less than perfect results of your "education"! It's fun!

    Bookmark   May 5, 2010 at 1:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sunnyca_gw

I primered & semi'glossed inside(back wall) of my kitchen cabinets. Have linoleum on the shelves so cleaning them is a breeze!! Would be depressing to look at 2x4 studs & dirt could sift in besides critters! Simple to paint while cabinets are down!! You'll be glad you did later. 4x6 ft or even full wall would take very little time with cabinets off.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2010 at 1:18AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Pork Chop Return (aka Mutton Chop)
Has anyone successfully changed a pork chop dormer...
betsy031799
home ventilation system (EZ Breathe)
Hello! Has anyone out there had the EZ Breathe Ventilation...
kaybree
how did gap between floor and wall close up by itself?
I have hardwood floors and there is/was a spot at the...
tlbean2004
Help - how do I fix this tippy fence - did a dumb thing
Am building a 6 foot wood privacy fence (L shape) from...
kashka_kat
Need help with shower tiles! Ceramic?
Please help me identify the preexisting tile in my...
shufflehop
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™