We removed a tub wall surround and want to replace it with tile. We don't plan to tile to the ceiling.
Can we cut out only the drywall where the tub wall was and replace that with cement backer board? Or do I need to go to the ceiling with the cement board and paint over it?
Just to be clear, I am not talking about putting cement board on the ceiling. I am wondering if I can leave some of the drywall on the wall and only put cement board/denshield where I plan to tile. Leaving about 2 feet of drywall from the ceiling down.
For example, in this photo only the tiled area would have cement board and the tan area would have the original drywall.