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Old 08-19-2006, 07:20 AM   #1
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How do I blend Durock and sheetrock?

As I posted before, I had to take out tile and water damaged sheetrock from around the tub/shower in my bathroom. The previous owner didn't caulk around the fixtures when they tiled! I took it out and replaced with greenboard. Sounds like I made a mistake, everyone here feels I should take it out and replace with a cement type backerboard. When I took out the damaged sheetrock, I cut out 2-3" above the existing tile, then on the tub ends, I had to cut out over to a stud. Of course I won't be tiling up that far or all the way over to the studs. Anyway, what do I use to connect the two different materials together, and then what do I use as a topcoat on the Durock to smooth the surface for painting? Thanks. Greg
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Treat it just like dry wall. Skim, sand, prime, paint.
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Old 08-20-2006, 11:42 AM   #3
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Thanks. I would assume that I tape and mud the drywall/durock seams just like you would a sheetrock/sheetrock joint? Greg
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That's correct, Greg.
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I have a similar sheetrock/durock situation. Gotcha on the seam between the 2, but are you saying you can also skim coat Durock with regular old joint compound to prep for painting?

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Old 08-26-2006, 09:15 AM   #6
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Yep! It will take whatever finish you top coat it with...just like drywall.
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