Is there a need to mud, tape, sand (yes, sand), and prime the
wallboard before installing wall tile? I'd like to avoid some or all
of these steps and, in so doing, shave a month or so off the project
time (yes, I said a month). Any advice is appreciated.
Humor me - let's pretend, just for the sake of my question, that I'm
using the correct type of wallboard. If you really don't know, why
waste the bandwidth answering a question that I didn't ask?
Just pretnding that you have sutable substrate, any one who has even
dabbled or worked with tile will tell you that NOTHING beats dead flat
for getting a decent job. So tape it, setting type mud or whatever,
sand it dead flat and tile. The reason you do that is because when you
come to the humps, the grout lines get noticeably bigger. If you don't
care then it doesn't matter. Good luck.
No need to pretend - this wall will never see water, so a $5 sheet of
1/2" sheetrock will do just fine. I've done a fair amount of tiling
over the years and, on a new wall, I've always taped, mudded, and
primed before tiling. It's always been 'dead flat' before I started.
If time wasn't a consideration, I wouldn't even have asked the
question. Surely, you can appreciate my desire to find out which
corners I can safely cut without compromising the job (my 'month'
comment was not an exaggeration).
| Is there a need to mud, tape, sand (yes, sand),
...............mud , tape 1 coat to seal wall joints
...............and no sanding is required
and prime the
| wallboard before installing wall tile?
..............no need to prime
I'd like to avoid some or all
| of these steps and, in so doing, shave a month or so off the project
| time (yes, I said a month).
.................you just shaved off 2 weeks worth of work (for you
Any advice is appreciated.
...............I hope this advice is appreciated.
...............seeing how no one else answered you.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.