I am having to redo my kitchen, ahead of some new counter-tops.
The cabinets are going to stay.
A previous rehab put 2" tile on the walls, which are being removed. the tile being removed is both on interior walls as well as exterior walls.
We have a mixture of intact wall, intact wall with mastic, intact wall with some divots or even holes where the wallboard was destroyed in trying to remove the tile.
Question 1: Should I remove all the wallboard I can and not try to patch the existing damaged wallboard?
Question 2: Should there be a difference in the interior wallboard and the exterior wallboard? I notice on the exterior facing side, there seems to be a clear film over the insulation, which leads me to ask if that wallboard needs to be thicker or treated differently.
My hunch is to just rip it all down, as best I can and start with a clean flat surface.
Taking the cabinets out, either the ones on the floor or mounted on the walls would not be an option right now. I can move the current counter-tops so I can feather to those edges, where i can get to them.