I've been reading through a few posts, but haven't found exactly what I am looking for, but many similar questions.
Anyway, I have installed a new bathtub, and was about to install a tub surround when I decided to tile instead, since the floor would soon be tiled as well.
So I have the new tub in place and everything is plumbed in. I put up cement board over the studs that is from the tub height to around 12" or so from the ceiling. Originally before I decided on tile, I was in the process of filling all the seams with drywall mud. I want the tile to go from the tub to the ceiling.
My questions now are:
Am I able to tile over the drywall mud, or should I remove the mud and re fill with a different compound?
Is it ok to tile over the existing drywall? On a side note, someone decided at one time or other before we bought the house to paint the bathroom and one other room in oil base paint too.
What prep work do I need to do to the drywall before I tile over it?
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I'd rather research this out and do the job once rather than have problems later and have to re-do it! :)