Yes you can paint directly on drywall as long as it’s skimmed out and sanded at mudded sections to a smooth finish – primer and 2 coats of paint.. Some skim coat the entire walls & some don’t.. Whoever did the mud & the taping was supposed to feather it out ready for paint..
You can tile over drywall in areas that are not exposed to excessive moisture, and it is safe. It is not safe to tile over drywall in areas that are exposed to wetness like in the shower. Water in these areas can eventually seep behind the tile and cause damage, mold, or pest infestations. In most cases, you’ll be fine to tile over drywall.
As long as your wall is smooth and flat, you can install a ceramic tile kitchen backsplash directly over drywall or plaster with no problem. Start by cleaning the wall to remove any grease, then apply thin-set adhesive, and set the tile. After the adhesive has set, apply grout, and you’re done.
The short answer is, yes, absolutely you can tile over tiles. In fact, a lot of the basic rules for tiling still apply, exactly as they do for any surface. Without a sound, solid base, no tiling job will ever be perfect.
Can you use a masonry drill bit on drywall?
You can use a masonry drill bit for plasterboard, but any general purpose or wood drill bit will do the job very well. Avoid using metal drill bits as it makes those blunt. Question is, can you drill through drywall ? Drilling a hole in drywall is easy.
Should you paint walls in bathroom before tiling?
When we did our bathroom, the tiler wanted the painting done first because he was a perfectionist and wanted to make sure no paint would get on the grout where the walls and tiles met. The painter though insisted that the tiling be done first. He too was a perfectionist and thought it was better to pick the paint color with the tile in place.
Can you paint over Formica walls in a bathroom?
If you want to paint your Formica walls, consider two factors. First, unlike wood and drywall, Formica is non-porous, making it unsuitable for paint adhesion. Second, because Formica is smooth and slick, paint tends to run during the application process. Abrade the Formica wall to promote paint adhesion by sanding it.