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Unread 08-01-2004, 11:54 AM   #1
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Shower - high walls and ceiling

I have a shower with a one piece insert that goes up to about 6 feet. Above that, we have 3 walls that are drywalled and papered (dumb, huh?) and a texured ceiling. The walls only extend about 10" above the insert walls. There is a fan in the dropped ceiling.

We want to tile the three walls and ceiling.

Two of the walls are sound - greenboard. The third is damaged from a leak in the shower head plumbing.

The textured ceiling is not rough, but is a smooth texture job.

How much of the backing do I need to change? Do I need to tear out all 3 greenboard walls and put in cement board? What about the ceiling? Do I need to tear it out? Or just sand it and seal it before putting up the tile (with Thinset)?

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Unread 08-01-2004, 02:34 PM   #2
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Hi DPG, you can go over the green board as long as it won't get wet same with the ceiling. Replace the damaged stuff though.
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Unread 08-02-2004, 05:38 PM   #3
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What about the ceiling drywall compound? If I sand it and seal it, will it suffice?

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Unread 08-02-2004, 05:45 PM   #4
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Yes , sand it, seal it with a good pva, then lick em' and stick em'
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Unread 08-02-2004, 07:04 PM   #5
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PVA?

I don't speak fluent contractor.....

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Hi DPG, Need to shorten that name a little, don't we?

I don't know what PVA is either, but it doesn't matter. I don't think you need it way up there. Just get the sheetrock smooth and use a good quality thin set to set your tiles.

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What's PVA?
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Unread 08-02-2004, 11:18 PM   #7
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I think it stand for poly, vynil, acrylic. Anyway it's good stuff. John wouldn't it be better if the dw was sealed with some sort of primer or doesn't it matter?
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