Tiling Tub/shower Surround W/plaster & Lath Walls - Remodeling - Page 4 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-05-2012, 04:10 PM   #46
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 92
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Tiling tub/shower surround w/plaster & lath walls


Will start grouting in about an hour or so. Like the thinset, I'm aiming for peanut better consistency, right?

Advertisement

OurHouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2012, 04:39 PM   #47
DIY staff

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,319
Rewards Points: 3,276
Default

Tiling tub/shower surround w/plaster & lath walls


Thinner than that--more like yellow mustard
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2012, 05:08 PM   #48
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 92
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Tiling tub/shower surround w/plaster & lath walls


Quote:
Originally Posted by oh'mike View Post
Thinner than that--more like yellow mustard
Good to know. My husband has declared he's getting a nap before he helps so maybe if I am lucky we will be grouting before 6PM central time (grrrr...)

I didn't get back to you yesterday about all your grouting tips because it took me longer than I had guessed it would to finish the tile. Nothing ever happens as fast as I hope for

So I'm looking for yellow mustard consistency. Nice. Last time I worked with that grout with the additive and it was like wet beach sand it was so stiff. Anything else I should know?

About how soon can I seal it? (I really want to seal it tomorrow in the morning if I can, and then she shower would be ready for use Sunday morning, right?)
OurHouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2012, 05:42 PM   #49
Renovations contractor
 
Bonzai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Squamish, BC - Canada
Posts: 324
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Tiling tub/shower surround w/plaster & lath walls


Overnight is fine.
__________________
Home Renovations & Repairs
ADVENT HOME SOLUTIONS INC
Vancouver to Whistler & beyond
Bonzai is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Bonzai For This Useful Post:
OurHouse (07-05-2012)
Old 07-05-2012, 10:29 PM   #50
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 92
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Tiling tub/shower surround w/plaster & lath walls


D-O-N-E DONE... tomorrow it's caulk and seal, or is it seal and caulk? GAWD that nice looking tile really makes that window look like , but it will be more than aptly covered by a plastic shower curtain until I can Bob Yapp it some time later this year.

So, caulk and seal or seal and caulk?
OurHouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2012, 10:57 PM   #51
DIY staff

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,319
Rewards Points: 3,276
Default

Tiling tub/shower surround w/plaster & lath walls


Caulk first--sealing is optional in my opinion--Its purpose is to help keep the grout from staining--

You have dark grout---so delaying the sealing of it will do no harm.
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to oh'mike For This Useful Post:
OurHouse (07-05-2012)
Old 07-05-2012, 11:07 PM   #52
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 92
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Tiling tub/shower surround w/plaster & lath walls


I thought sealing also fought mold/mildew in that it made it so that it can't settle in as well?

I know it's no pro job, but wowsers, I think I could stand there and stare with an ear-to-ear grin for hours if I wasn't so ready to drop over tired LOL

You guys, and all the awesome helpful advice, you ROCK!
OurHouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2012, 11:23 PM   #53
Renovations contractor
 
Bonzai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Squamish, BC - Canada
Posts: 324
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Tiling tub/shower surround w/plaster & lath walls


As long as the lady of the house is happy that's what counts ;-)
__________________
Home Renovations & Repairs
ADVENT HOME SOLUTIONS INC
Vancouver to Whistler & beyond
Bonzai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 04:37 PM   #54
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 513
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Tiling tub/shower surround w/plaster & lath walls


She better be happy! She did a lot of good work!
Evstarr is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Evstarr For This Useful Post:
OurHouse (07-07-2012)
Old 07-07-2012, 10:20 AM   #55
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 92
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Tiling tub/shower surround w/plaster & lath walls


You ain't kiddin,' Evstarr. Those half inchers on the left and the window notches were a
OurHouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 10:25 AM   #56
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 10
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Tiling tub/shower surround w/plaster & lath walls


Joe, I am planning on covering directly over my plaster and cement board in my bath from 1937 with tile. The house is in great shape and 2 contractors have said it would be fine if I just covered over it as long as it was clued, grouted and sealed properly once I was done. I have been living with plastic walls for 4 1/2 yrs to keep them from getting wet. The paint has peeled off some in spots behind them but that is all. I have a window over the shower and I do not want to cover over it or loose the light it's also the only bathroom and that window is seen as soon as you drive in. How easy is it to install the glass blocks and can they be cut? Thanks
Valerie Reddick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 10:34 AM   #57
DIY staff

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,319
Rewards Points: 3,276
Default

Tiling tub/shower surround w/plaster & lath walls


Valerie --You need to start a new thread---you will get much more attention--Mike---

There are lots of experienced remodlers here that have faced the same situations ---
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 11:04 AM   #58
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 10
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Tiling tub/shower surround w/plaster & lath walls


Sorry, newbie here I can not find my other post to see what advise I was given. I am in the process of tiling around my tub area so I can use a shower. I have a window in there that I plan on keeping, I also have plaster and some type of cement board half way down. I also have a chair rail in there between the two. I will not take the walls down as this is my only bath, what is this red guard or paint applied stuff you guys are speaking off? I have been told by a couple of contractors that my walls are better than new tile backing boards they sell now and I can tile right over them if they are glued, grouted and sealed well. Any suggestions?
Valerie Reddick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 11:54 AM   #59
DIY staff

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,319
Rewards Points: 3,276
Default

Tiling tub/shower surround w/plaster & lath walls


Oh--I'll help with the lost post---click on your name in the box on the left---another box will drop down and you will see 'other posts' or 'threads started by' Valerie--

Another way is to click on 'new posts' in the top bar---scroll down looking for a thread with a black box---your posts are flagged like that to make them easier to check on--
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 12:00 PM   #60
DIY staff

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,319
Rewards Points: 3,276
Default

Tiling tub/shower surround w/plaster & lath walls


Google-search--Redguard by Custom products (Home Depot) or Hydroban by Latacrete (tile stores)

They are a paint on waterproofing that will keep the plaster walls from getting moist as water works its way through the grout.

Tile and grout are not 'waterproof'--just unaffected by water---that s why only cement based powdered thinset is used to hold the tile----the premixed mastic's in a bucket can re-emulsify if they get wet and cause mold and loose tiles---

Advertisement

__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
greenboard , tiling , tiling shower walls


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tiling floor and re-plastering walls kirstyb78 Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 1 09-10-2009 05:52 PM
removing concrete parging from basement foundation walls. newzev Remodeling 1 07-24-2009 09:17 AM
Tiling Tub Surround MikeyP Flooring 8 01-04-2009 09:29 PM
Keeping Water out of the Top of Brick Walls o2barockstar Roofing/Siding 4 02-18-2008 03:50 PM
Fishing through plaster and lath walls?? slatergrl Electrical 7 02-05-2008 09:29 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts