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Old 02-14-2013, 02:12 PM   #1
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repairing drywall around shower stall


While doing a small remodel on the bathroom, I realized there was paint peeling near the top of the one-piece fiberglass tub/shower unit. I looked at it and discovered that when it was installed, they put drywall to the edge of the flange, but then did not fill the void (about 1") over the flange with anything- they simply put drywall tape from the edge of the drywall to the wall of the stall leaving the area over the flange filled with nothing but air. Now the tape is peeling, and the drywall looks ok, but I want to fix it right to prevent further damage.

From researching this, it seems like I can cut the tape away, fill in the void, then sand and paint. Is this correct? Also what is a good drywall mud to use for this application? I have not worked with drywall mud/tape at all so I need something that is idiot-proof. I just want to prevent further damage.

Thanks for the help,



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Old 02-14-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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The drywall was suppost to be within 1/4" of the top of the enclosher not 1".


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Old 02-14-2013, 04:57 PM   #3
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Far from idiot proof but the best mud would be dura rock after it dries moisture won't affect it. The down side is it's hard to work with, it's not sand able so has to be put on smooth. Maybe someone else has a better solution.
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Cut the paper away and use a fast set mud to fill it in, sand when dry.
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