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Finishing plastered wall at tub joint...


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12-07-06, 11:13 AM   #1  
Finishing plastered wall at tub joint...

Hello, I am about to have a tub/incloser installed and I will be responsible for re-finishing the walls at the joints. I expect a clean cut opening of about one to one and a quarter inch wide around the entire incloser. The existing plaster/wallboard finish is about one and a half inches thick. What technique should be used to achieve a smooth transition here?

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Rob

 
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12-07-06, 07:34 PM   #2  
I think plaster will work but you will need to install something for the plaster to key into. probably metal lath. Is there any chance the joint will get wet?

 
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12-07-06, 08:23 PM   #3  
yes. The wall butts to the shower incloser.

 
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12-07-06, 11:07 PM   #4  
Portland cement plaster would be better as it can stand the wet but the Portland cement plaster will not bond to the gypsum plaster so you will have a crack there and besides the wall will likely get wet beyond the 1 1/4". I guess still use plaster and a good sealing paint that will not let the water penetrate.

 
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