||03-21-2012 10:00 AM
Bathroom Redgard Confirmation
I've read this thread: http://www.diychatroom.com/f103/exte...lating-119170/
and a few others, but have a question that didn't get specifically answered in various threads.
Attached are images of the bathroom i'm working on. I did R15 on the wall facing the exterior and only plan to put tile up until the line where the cement board meets the greenboard (both are flush). The million dollar question is do I redgard the entire wall, inclusive of the green board ? and the ceiling, which is also greenboard, above the shower ? Since i just plan on painting above the tile line, how does the primer and paint adhere directly ontop of the redgard? Since to my understanding the redgard turns dark red when it dries. If you can't already tell, I haven't used redgard before.
Also, is it necessary to mud the seams with thinset? I have the fiberglass mesh tape, wondering if i could use something else asides thinset, since i'll already be using thinset to set the tile? Also, I know joint tape is usually best for corners, should i use the joint tape at the upper corners or just use the fiberglass mesh tape all around ?
Thanks to all.