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    Question more backsplash questions

    My kitchen tiles have been up since the 70's & the glue used is brown & won't come off short of taking down the sheet rock. I don't want to get into all of that. Can I plaster over it? I thought this might smooth it out enough & stay thin enough so I can put up something else without moving the electric boxes Has anyone ever used waterproof wallpaper? I am not ready to install anything permanent and thought this would work in the interim.
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    Default Re: more backsplash questions

    I don't know where you find these ideas. Actually, you can do anything you want in your house.

    The proper way to remove a tiled backsplash, if the tiles pull the drywall with them, is to remove the drywall too. Time for new drywall.

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    Default Re: more backsplash questions

    Or you can spend a while peeling the glue and a layer of paper off. How much time do you have?

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    Default Re: more backsplash questions

    How about smooting the adhesive as much as possible & doing a skim coat (or 2) of joint compound?

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    Default Re: more backsplash questions

    That will work unless the paper is damaged. If it is, coat first with Zinsser Guardz which will stop the paper from bubbling when dampened.

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