When you are going to remodel your bathroom, it may involve intensive labor. The wall and the floor tiles in your bathroom can add an almost impermeable layer of the moisture protection which you may not want to remove. Although it is possible for you to directly paint on the surface of your tiles with proper preparation, you will still be able to see the grout lines and recognize that it is painted tile. The right way to cover your bathroom tiles is basically to install a thin layer of the drywall over the tiles and then secure it to the walls with adhesive and screws. Just follow some directions below to easily cover your bathroom tiles.
The first step is to hold the stud finder against the wall. After that, you should press the “Locator” button on the side of the stud finder and then move it slowly across the wall. You need to make a pencil mark on the wall every time the indicator light on the stud finder illuminates and also every time it goes off.
The second step is to hold the level against each line. In this step, you should adjust the level so that it can perfectly plump at each pencil mark. You need to draw a line down the side of the level at each mark in order to show the edges of every stud in the wall. Then, you can continue these lines 2 inches on to the floor and the ceiling so that you can find them when the drywall is installed.
The third step is to place the line of the construction adhesive 2 inches from each edge of each piece of the drywall. You have to place a series of lines of the adhesive 4 inches across the back of each piece of the drywall. After that, you should press the drywall against the tile wall. You need to make the end of every board end in between a set of the stud marks.
The fourth step is to cut the drywall as needed by using a razor knife and then place a row of the drywall horizontally along the bottom half of the wall. You should place the horizontal row of the drywall across the top part of the wall. Also, you have to create the breaks between the boards in the top row break in the middle of the boards below.
Lastly, you need to apply compound to every screw head in the wall by using drywall knife. What you need to apply is a 1/4-inch layer of the mud over each screw and also scrapes off the excess mud by using the blade of the knife. Then, You should apply a 1/4-inch layer of the compound over each seam in the wall. You have to press the drywall tape into the mud in order to cover each seam. Cut the tape by using the corner of the blade of your knife. You need to hold the end of the piece of the tape and also drag the flat of the blade along the length of the tape for pressing it into the compound and pull the excess mud off the wall.