where drywall meets shower

Old 04-04-18, 07:59 AM
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where drywall meets shower

helping a friend- We drywalled the small area above the shower (from top of shower enclosure to ceiling) . Where the drywall edge meets the shower enclosure- Just caulk recommended? some ends of the drywall are not prefect so there is a small space- just trying to keep it watertight
Old 04-04-18, 08:07 AM
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Pretty much so unless you are adding some tile.

Stay away from silicon, use the bathroom siliconized latex caulk, much better!!
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Luckily that's an area most will never see. A bead of caulk will work or if the gap is a bit bigger you can use quarter round molding. The pvc type is nice because you don't have to worry about it rotting and it can be held in place with caulk.
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In the future, you can also use a j-channel on the drywall edge to clean it up against the shower. Much harder to install now that it's already installed. But either way, caulk will work nicely!
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I always caulk it to the tub. If the joint is too wide you can flat tape it and then caulk after the finishing is done.

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