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Old 12-07-06, 11:13 AM
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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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Old 12-07-06, 07:34 PM
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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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Old 12-07-06, 08:23 PM
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yes. The wall butts to the shower incloser.
 
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Old 12-07-06, 11:07 PM
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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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