First post here. I am currently doing a small remodel of a bathroom in a house I just bought and am trying to keep costs and time spent, low.

I had to tear out all the drywall due to the previous owner/s painting over wallpaper and not sealing the drywall before the wallpaper was applied (this causes the wallpaper to be nearly impossible to get off without ruining the paper backing of the drywall, too).

Anyway, I want to avoid redoing the tile. I have removed the drywall to the point where there is still drywall behind tile baseboards and tile backsplashes and such.

Does anyone know of a good way to stack new drywall on top of the old drywall that still sits behind the tiles without it looking like a hack job? I was thinking of using some sort of drywall bead but don't know it that will work out best.

I've attached some photos for reference. Thank you all in advance!

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  • Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. Interesting question; let's see what our pros have to say. And, you should probably take our tour so you'll know the details of contributing here. – Daniel Griscom Oct 26 '20 at 15:40
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    I'm not at all clear what you mean by "stacking" drywall. Can you please clarify? Also, drywall is not suitable as a base material behind tile in a shower. You should be using a cement-board or a waterproof tile-backer board. It's not clear from your photos what is shower and what it not. – jwh20 Oct 26 '20 at 15:59
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    By the way, if the brown floor is the shower floor and that is drywall behind the lip, then you need to tear this thing out and do it properly. I also question the use of 2x4 studs in the wrong orientation. That's going to make the wall very flexible and your tile or grout lines will crack. – jwh20 Oct 26 '20 at 16:01
  • @jwh20 - There will be no replacement of anything behind the shower tile. Also, "stacking" is just a term I made up for this application. It just means adding the new drywall to the wall so it fits seamlessly with the drywall that is already behind the tile. – EthanT Oct 26 '20 at 16:02
  • Just to clarify, I am not touching the walls where the bath sits. Those walls were installed properly and were installed with a cement backing board. I am only replacing the drywall on the non-bath walls. – EthanT Oct 26 '20 at 16:11

Add blocking and run the sheets horizontal or vertical with a j trim bead. Fill gap with mud. Paint then caulk the tile to drywall transition

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    Redlude97. Welcome to Home improvement DIY. Answers are better. and will get up votes, if you take the time to explain how to do what you are advising someone to do. Assume that the person does not how to "add blocking" (or where and why) or how to "fill gap with mud" ( i assume you meant, do a proper tape and mud job on the drywall seams) or what "j trim bead" is. Take the tour so you can learn how to Participate here and how to write good answers. diy.stackexchange.com/tour – Alaska Man Oct 26 '20 at 18:25

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