Bathroom wall repair


Old 09-15-08, 07:22 PM
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Question Bathroom wall repair

I have an old home and the walls had mildew, including the shower wall, so I took it all out. There are no water leaks, it appears to be from years of having no sealant between the original walls/floors and the tile/linoleum it was layered with. The walls are plaster and not in bad shape, except along the bottom of the shower where the was no seal. I really have no desire to remove plaster. Can I cover the shower area with treated plywood, then cover that with a decorative (sealed) wall?
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Old 09-16-08, 03:50 AM
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What is your reason for considering plywood?

Normally cement board is used if you plan to tile. If you intend to use one of those plastic tub surrounds - painting the plaster and caulking the perimeter of the surround will suffice.

The plaster can usually be repaired with a setting compound like durabond.
Old 09-21-08, 12:32 PM
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If you plan on putting fake tile plastic board I would say go for it but the last guy is right just durabond it and leave the plaster. The right way is to rip it all down, put up new wall board then some kurdi from schulter ( then tile.

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