Repair shower leak damage to dry wall

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Old 08-04-17, 08:11 AM
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Repair shower leak damage to dry wall

In search for your advice or a link to fix water damage next the shower.

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Old 08-04-17, 08:18 AM
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Ideally you'd replace the damaged portion but you could get by with using a setting compound like Durabond to repair what is there. keeping the drywall painted with latex enamel [any sheen] and caulking the gap between it and the tub will go a long ways toward preventing more damage.
 
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Old 08-04-17, 08:50 AM
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Should I fill the gap with Durabond between wall and wood before sealing the gap between floor and wall with caulking? What brand of caulking do you suggest? The very last step would be to paint once bond is set, correct?
 
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So there won't be baseboard at the bottom? I was referring to caulking the wall to the side of the tub but if you don't have base, you'd caulk the repaired wall to the floor. It's best to use a siliconized acrylic latex caulk [it's paintable, not to be confused with pure silicone] I like the 'white lightning' brand.
 
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No baseboard since I'd like to fix it to it's original build, if that's the right way. Here's the opposite side of the tub, which is also showing damage.
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Old 08-04-17, 09:22 AM
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How well does the shower curtain fit? You want to keep as much water from it as possible but after that keeping the wall painted and any gap between the tub and the wall caulked will help.
 
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Shower curtain fits well. It's my two little ones that love to splash water all over
Thanks for your replies!
 
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Old 08-04-17, 10:58 AM
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Curtains and little ones don't always mix as well as you would like them to. I suggest installing splash guards to the bottom corners of the shower that sit behind the curtain to try to contain the fun time splash of the kiddies.

Magic Large Splash Guard for Tubs and Showers-3003 - The Home Depot
 
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Thanks for the suggestion! Never knew such thing exists! Will definitely consider it after the repair.
 
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