wainscot over tile walls?

I'm thinking of remodelling my 1950s era bathroom and was looking for some advice. All 4 walls are tiled 3/4 of the way, with drywall making up the balance. Behind the tile is some sort of (concrete?) backerboard . Being somewhat lazy, I was wondering If I could just use Liquid Nails to put up some Wainscoting panels directly onto the existing wall tile. Barring that, do I need to demolish both the tile and the original backerboard or can I just stop with the wall tile? If I need to demolish all of it, I might as well put up new drywall in the entire room, but doing that would make this a bigger remodelling effort than I care to take on.
Thanks for your advice folks.
Happy Holidays Mitch
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Of course you could.

If you take the tile off, plan on taking it down to bare studs & re-rocking.
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3rd eye wrote:

Thanks for the feedback. Any caveats or tips you care to share about putting panelling directly over tile (surface prep, type of adhesive etc) would be much appreciated!
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I've never done this, but I see no reason why you couldn't use liquid nails. Stick it to the wall then peel it away & wait for a few minutes before sticking it again. It will give you good bond. You'll likely need to do some shimming to keep everything flat & square. You'll probably need to be a bit creative for the moulding on top.
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