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Old 12-30-2017, 10:40 PM   #1
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Smooth Mortar Shower Walls Need Refinishing

We recently purchased a twenty year old modern home that has two smooth wall mortar showers (mortar and wire, no tile). I have demolished the master bath for remodel, leaving a dilemma in the guest bath. This shower, also without tile, has surface cracks in the mortar and has been painted by a 'blow and go' type, leaving it unsightly. I have consulted with several tile and one concrete gentleman. None have ever seen this type of shower installation, consequently, can't advise how to renew and insist I should tile. I prefer to bring it back to life without tile as this shower is only a 32x42x10'. Plus, I am hoping I can do so without the expense of tiling. Quotes came in over $2k for thin set application.

I am willing to do the dirty work of sanding or removing the paint; however, I need help on how,whom or what product can assist. I welcome your comments.

Thank you - Cindi
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:55 AM   #2
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Cindi,

Welcome to the forum.

Do you know how these showers were waterproofed? Got pics?
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It might be Tadelakt.

http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...light=tadelakt

http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...light=tadelakt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadelakt

If it's cracked the waterproof nature of the Tadelakt likely has been compromised.
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