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Old 10-08-2013, 11:01 PM   #1
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Is it necessary to tile a shower ceiling or can you just use green board for the ceiling? If I decide to tile the shower ceiling then I would remove the drywall and install cement board then kerdi over that. My other question is this: If I install cement board and kerdi membrane can I still keep my faced insulation that is in the attic directly above the shower?

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Unless you have a steam shower, tiling the ceiling is a matter of style and design,but not necessary.

Tiling over drywall is fine on a ceiling----regular drywall is fine on the ceiling as long as it is painted properly---

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Unless you have a steam shower, tiling the ceiling is a matter of style and design,but not necessary.

Tiling over drywall is fine on a ceiling----regular drywall is fine on the ceiling as long as it is painted properly---
What type of paint is best for drywall on a shower ceiling?
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Seems to me some of the questions in this thread have already been answered in the other thread about this project. It's best not to start a new thread with every question you have. Keeping it in one place allows us to better know the history and what's been asked and answered.

Green board is not much better than regular wallboard and for ceilings it's worse. Most don't know, (including most wallboard guys) that on ceilings the framing should be 12" o.c. cuz green board is not as stiff. GB is also just moisture resistant, ie. as when it's used in high humidity rooms. A coat of sealer/paint will do the same thing.

It's also obvious you're having a hard time trusting Schluter's recommendation to use regular wall board behind Kerdi. No problem, many people have a hard time doing that. The truth is Kerdi will make Swiss cheese waterproof.

So go ahead and decide whether to tile the ceiling too. If not, paint the rest of the walls/ceiling with Zinseer's Perma White. * http://www.rustoleum.com/en/product-...interior-paint read the TDS too. * http://www.rustoleum.com/~/media/Dig...Paint_TDS.ashx

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I just finished tiling my first shower. Used Kerdi, BTW. By the time I made it up TO the ceiling, I was very glad I had decided to paint the ceiling. Gravity is not your friend during this job. JMHO.
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Actually, the tiles can't slide when installed on the ceiling. Did you have trouble with sliding tiles on the walls? You need a baton board to support the tiles and also use spacers or wedges.

On the other hand Kerdi on a ceiling is no fun. I recommend switching to a liquid membrane for the ceiling. You don't really need a membrane on the ceiling unless it's a steamer.

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