Ceramic tile on peeling sheetrock

Want to install ceramic tile on kitchen backsplash, where some of paper is peeling from sheetrock. What is the best way to prep the surface?
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Clayton wrote:

Why is the paper peeling? Is it actually peeling or just pulled off by having somrthing attached to it pulled off?
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It is peeling due to removal of old backspash, that was glued to the sheetrock.

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(actually, replace the entire area you plan to tile.) The Borg will have everything you need, including the book with the pictures showing how to do it. Not hard, just messy. Most would call this overkill for a backsplash, since it doesn't get soaked like a shower does, but that would be the strongest solution.
Quick'n'dirty way, assuming the drywall is still solid under paper layer, is to peel off loose patches, and skimcoat with drywall mud.
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What makes the skim-coated surface a better surface for adhesion, than the exposed gypsum (where paper peeled)?

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