fixing drywall by shower door.

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Old 08-06-12, 05:51 PM
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fixing drywall by shower door.

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so how exactly do i go about repairing this. cut the drywall up to a point it isn't damaged and then just replace the bottom?

Also it's hard to tell but on the left hand side the drywall isn't damaged. It is still very hard. Just the surface has came off. So how would I go about fixing this. Scrape off the damage, redo the joint and repaint?

and would i have to scrape off even the part that isn't damaged on the left so I could tape and mud the joint? Or is this even possible by a novice like me?
 
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Old 08-06-12, 06:04 PM
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Couple of preliminary questions. Where is your berm? Or does the door go to the floor? I see the walls inside the shower are stripped. I assume new cbu and tile will go in there? If so, and your tile will wrap this wall, take all the sheetrock on the inside and the flat and replace it all with cbu and continue your tile around the corner. The exterior sheetrock can be floated out and your baseboard will cover most of the bottom.
 
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Old 08-06-12, 06:44 PM
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right, but down towards the bottom where it is sort of peeling off, do I need to cut that drywall out and replace it or can I just scrape off the crap that is peeling and then refloat the outside and inside corners. And yes all new hardievboard and tile.

I haven't installed the curb yet. no does not go to the floor.
 
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As Chandler stated, you need to remove the drywall where the shower door attached to and replace with the cement board. You could either "picture frame" the outside wall with bullnose tile or use a new piece of corner bead.
 
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Old 08-07-12, 03:41 PM
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Ok so I know i need to remove the drywall by the shower door but how do i recorner it since the other side is already painted or glazed or whatever. Do i have to remove the other sides paint so that I can retape and joint the two sides. And if so, how do I remove?
 
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The drywall where your door will go, and where your berm will go needs to go away, and be replaced by cbu. The rough part of the adjoining wall can be sanded down and refinished. You can install corner bead on your sheetrock-to-cbu corner if you want, or need to, depending on how your tile will end. Flat bull nose or around the corner bull nose. Did this touch on an answer?
 
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Old 08-07-12, 06:11 PM
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yes, great answer. just one last one. What do I use to refinish wall. I know that is hard without seeing it but it is just the standard finish that you see on most basic homes walls.
 
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If you don't want to trim it in tile (like what it was) then install new corner bead, then coat it with joint compound..might take a few coats..sand it smooth. Looks like theres a heavy "orange peel" texture on it. The home improvement stores have cans of spray texture you can buy to give you the look and texture you'll need.
 
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not a good pic but where I have it circled you can see it butts really close up against my sink. there is about a 1/4"-1/2" of drywall. How do I take the drywall on the left side and replace it and then redo the corner. Doesn't seem to be very much room to apply mud, tape, and repaint.
 
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You have a corner bead running vertically on that corner. I would remove it and the sheetrock on the face where your CBU will go. Then replace your corner bead and finish the side where your sink is.
 
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Old 08-08-12, 03:32 PM
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oh damn, I thought the corners were just the tape and joint compound. So what about on a corner like inside the shower that goes in instead of out, does that have compound and tape or no.

And does that bead just pull off. I wasn't wanting to replace the entire wall. can i break the bead or cut it? I was only wanting to replace about 8 inches to a foot at the very bottom where it was soft.
 
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Old 08-08-12, 04:42 PM
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Outside corners are usually metal corner beads. Modern technologies have introduced metal embedded paper corners, plastic corners, but I'll bet yours are metal. Inside corners are paper tape.
Just so we are clear about the inside of your shower.......all sheetrock must be pulled down and replaced by concrete backer underlayment if you are tiling it. You keep referring to sheetrock in the shower. Won't work. Gotta go.
 
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