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Repairing drywall above shower insert (see picture)


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01-28-15, 05:29 AM   #1  
Repairing drywall above shower insert (see picture)

Hello,

I will soon be repainting my bathroom and wondered about the drywall that is showing some water damage where it meets the shower insert (see picture).

What is the best approach to repairing this?

Also, what should I look for in terms of primer and paint for bathrooms?

Thanks!

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01-28-15, 06:23 AM   #2  
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I'm not seeing any water damage but you do need to clean up where it meets the tub surround and caulk it prior to painting.


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01-28-15, 06:36 AM   #3  
I guessed water damage only because it has 'flared out' a little right at that spot. Can I just use a paint scraper to scrape that edge flat and then caulk?

Here is another picture which may show the flaring a little better.

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01-28-15, 06:40 AM   #4  
A putty knife usually works well for cleaning it up. If the drywall is flared out you might need to carefully trim it with a utility knife. The last pic is kind of blurry but if there is any mold/mildew you should wipe it down with bleach and water.


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