Kitchen backsplash on torn drywall

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Old 01-01-19, 11:16 AM
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Kitchen backsplash on torn drywall

I removed old tile and a layer of drywall came off with it, What I am left with now is shown in attached picture. What can i do to salvage and prep this wall for new tile? I am not sure if mortar or musselbound adhesive tile mat will adhere to this brown layer.
 
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Old 01-01-19, 11:35 AM
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If you are putting tile back up it is not a big deal. Just repair the big holes with drywall patches and fill in the holes with drywall compound. Wall should be flat but not perfectly smooth for the new tile. Any thinset or mastic will stick fine to the drywall. I use thinset over mastic.
 
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Old 01-01-19, 03:17 PM
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What's with the wire on both sides of the drywall ??
 
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Old 01-01-19, 03:23 PM
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I suspect it is just the tail for the range hood and it is just stuck in the wall for safe keeping.
 
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Old 01-01-19, 04:00 PM
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Thanks. I was concerned this layer of drywall might be compromised by the moisture of the thinset
 
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Old 01-02-19, 03:29 AM
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As long as the drywall feel solid/stable [after patching] it should be fine.
 
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Old 01-02-19, 05:01 AM
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Correct me if I'm wrong (speaking to Marksr specifically), but should the OP prep the surface after patching prior to timing?
 
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Old 01-02-19, 05:35 AM
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I think tile adheres fine to unpainted drywall or joint compound although I'd go ahead and prime it.
 
 

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