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  1. #1
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    Default Covering up hideous wall tiles?

    We just purchase a beautiful old house that was renovated shall we say tastelessly? Anyway the kitchen has tile going up 8 feet in height on the main walls and backsplash that appears to be 80's neon green markings with a white back. I think we may have bought it mid reno as the counters are a beautiful sand colored granite that clashes with the tile. I am not really enthuses about removing the tile as it is adhered to plaster walls and oh the mess it will cause. Can I cover over it with wainscoating panels and crown molding? Any other ideas? I am going for a very traditional kitchen with ornate crown moldings etc

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    Default Re: Covering up hideous wall tiles?

    I prefer to remove the old before applying the new, even if it includes the drywall. The mess should not scare you. This way, the wall will look professional.

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    Default Re: Covering up hideous wall tiles?

    consider hideous wall paper lol
    Any an all of my comments are just my opinion and not to be confused with facts.

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    Default Re: Covering up hideous wall tiles?

    Covering crap with more crap ends in crap and will just be even more crap that has to be cleaned up later.

    Doing a job right the first time ends with the best possible finished results. Remove the tile, repair the walls, upgrade kitchen to your heart's content.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Covering up hideous wall tiles?

    I think first you should remove existing tiles and then apply new tiles of your choice.

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