Asked on Oct 15, 2017

Does wallpaper need to be removed before tiling a bathroom wall ?

Marie RotherSSandra Allen
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I have an entire bathroom that is wallpapered yes , including the ceiling
do I need to remove the wallpaper before I tile ?

13 answers
  • Susan Whalen
    on Oct 15, 2017

    Yes.
  • Karen Elwell
    on Oct 15, 2017

    Yes. Just spray the walls one at a time wait a few minutes then grab a corner of one sheet of wallpaper at a time and pull slowly and it should come off. I see this all the time on DYI shows. You can spray fabric softener or even water I have even seen them you steam .the last one is less messy .You can even rent a steamer just for wallpaper removal.
  • R-b30574506
    on Oct 15, 2017

    o
  • Susan Whalen
    on Oct 15, 2017

    It will fall taking the wallpaper with it if there is not a strong surface for it to adhere to.
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 15, 2017

    I would, just because if there are any places where the glue is starting to get weak, the tile may not stay up on the wall. The wallpaper may give out and cause the tile to fall off.
  • B. Enne
    on Oct 15, 2017

    Yes it does.
  • Ebbjdl
    on Oct 15, 2017

    I would tear down the wall paper, and start new. Buy a painter's tray, fill with hot water. Next you. might need a long handle to attach the roller. Put the roller in the hot water, and roll out to get excess water off the roller start

    from the bottom up, and then with a large putty knife scrape the wallpaper off. You need to scrub the glue off the walls, with a sponge and warn water. If you put the tile over the wallpaper, it will eventually come off the wall because of the moisture. Good Luck!

    • Marie Rother
      on Oct 15, 2017

      Second month trying all these methods
      that’s why I’m about to give up
      Let me also explain this is vinyl wallpaper I just not really wallpaper it rubbery
  • Mary Riva
    on Oct 15, 2017

    yes
  • Kar28903899
    on Oct 15, 2017

    PYes because the glue holding the wallpaper may not be strong enough to hold the tile.
  • S
    on Oct 15, 2017

    if you are installing tile correctly with cement backer board made for this purpose you shouldn’t have to remove the wallpaper. The ceiling if you are going to paint then yes remove it. Sounds like you better spend some time researching proper tile installatinext or your tile may not hold up very well. It isn’t as easy as just slapping it on any old surface.
  • Sandra Allen
    on Oct 15, 2017

    Nope. Many of these links say the same thing so here is one that will help.

  • S
    on Oct 15, 2017

    Just didn’t want you spending a lot of money only to have it not last!
  • Marie Rother
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Thank you so much this will really help
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