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Old 03-31-2011, 04:04 AM   #1
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The DensShield is up around the tub/shower enclosure. Do I need to fill the seams with thinset and wait for it to dry and than apply the backerboard mesh tape and apply more thinset to mesh tape? Or can I use only RedGuard and mesh tape?
Not sure what is the right process. I thought i knew how but now I'm not so sure. I thought I'd ask first so I can do this right

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Old 03-31-2011, 05:30 PM   #2
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The DensShield is up around the tub/shower enclosure. Do I need to fill the seams with thinset and wait for it to dry and than apply the backerboard mesh tape and apply more thinset to mesh tape? Or can I use only RedGuard and mesh tape?
Not sure what is the right process. I thought i knew how but now I'm not so sure. I thought I'd ask first so I can do this right
The website of the manufacturer would be my source for information.
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:29 PM   #3
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Do I need to fill the seams with thinset and wait for it to dry and than apply the backerboard mesh tape and apply more thinset to mesh tape?
Whatever you do - don't do it that way.
That method will only create humps that you won't be able to deal with and the tiles will teeter and have lippage.

I would apply the tape then apply an abundance of liquid waterproofing. The tape will develop many pinholes as the waterproofing dries so at least one more application of waterproofing will be required. This assumes the joints are tight. If there are gaps from mis-cuts or misfits then fill those gaps with thinset but shave it off cleanly on the surface of the board. Then later tape and waterproof the seams. Also waterproof the fastener penetrations. Best to use a dry paintbrush first to clean any powder out of the screw holes that exists there.

I tape and thinset all corner junctures. The build up of thinset in the corners won't have any effect on the tile placement.

I have no idea what Denshield advises for addressing the seams but as far as I know the above method works just fine.
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