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Old 12-22-2011, 03:44 PM   #16
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happy holidays.. no need to argue.. i will fix all the voids and gaps.. by hiding them..

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happy holidays.. no need to argue.. i will fix all the voids and gaps.. by hiding them..
Happy Holidays to you, too

Consider epoxy impregnated grout - it doesn't require sealing.
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This is one of the funniest, confrontational threads I have read on here.

Bud, one day, we are grabbing a beer!!!!!
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Bud, here is a glimpse of my transition area between the duroc and the drywall.

I trimmed my surround area with pencil tile. I guess that is what it is called. I textured the walls and straightened them and it took a long, long time to get it right.

I am just finishing some details on this redo and then I will post larger, more complete (not as large as in the beginning of the thread) photos.

You can see the ceiling in the surround a little too, and a hint at the nickel fixtures and accents that I used.

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It all looks great from here. The ceiling is especially nice looking. Just hope it holds up to the moisture over time. Nice job.

How many beers did that job take?
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It took a long time and a few beers. Mostly because I really had never done this type of thing before.

I have a pretty good feeling about the ceiling holding up over time, although it is somewhat untested. With my new exhaust fan in there, the very light condensation which gets to the ceiling caused by the shower is bone dry in about 8 minutes post shower. The seams are all painstakingly caulked, the tin has many coats of primer, then paint and we shall see how I did, over time.

I didn't mean to highjack this thread, but I was merely showing the transition area. I think that alone took 4 or 5 different coats of drywall mud and just a great deal of patience.

I used the fiberglass mesh tape where the drywall meets the concrete board. I was able to place my pencil trim and then just masked it off and worked out into the room with the drywall mud.

Then caulked the very edge with paintable caulk and after I did the spray on texture, I painted it.

It is very clean in person, there are some weird shadows in that picture caused by the glass block window which you will see in the larger photos very soon.
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Pedro, in one of your pics there is a part of a floor near a toilet. Is that woodgrained tile? If it is, it looks like you left no grout line on the sides, although it looks like a small one at the ends. My question is if you purposely fitted them that way, how did that work out for you? I have the same basic tile and I think I need to go with a 1/8" line, but I think it would look better without a line if at all possible. Thanks for the pics of your project, I learned something from your experience and the contributing solutions.

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