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Old 08-21-2010, 12:36 PM   #1
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So ive been reading through a fair amount of threads about this and am getting a lot of conflicting and confusing information. I just installed a Sterling tub and shower surround and am drywalling the remaining portion above the surround. Do I need to put anything behind the drywall? One thread mentioned putting roofing felt behind it in case any water got through the drywall. Some folks stated to put the drywall to the tip of the flange lip and filled in the large gap (2") with hot mud. Others covered over it completely and caulked the small gap to the surround. What is the best way to do this? I know the wall will have a decent amout of condensation on it and occasionally get splashed from the shower. Will regular drywall, some primer and paint be enough to keep the moisture from the walls? Thanks!

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Here is a pic! Thanks again!

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I would not use drywall
I'd use cement board & tile it
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I would not use drywall
I'd use cement board & tile it
Oh yea, the wife wants it painted, not tiled. That should clear that right up.

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Will regular drywall, some primer and paint be enough to keep the moisture from the walls?
Not an expert, but at the very least I would use moisture/mold resistant drywall and a name brand primer and bathroom paint.
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If it were mine, I would drywall and use a good oil base primer and paint designed for bathrooms and kitchens (either latex or alkyd). Silicone that inside corner where the drywall overlaps the surround flange. That should be good for a long time. You are not going to get that much water up there.

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