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Old 11-04-2015, 10:09 AM   #1
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How Do I Fix My out of Level Ceiling Corner?


I'm installing a corner shower (tile). I didn't realize before I started installing the tile that the corner is 3/8" higher than the outside of the tile.

The ceilings and walls are already finished/painted with the exception of the top row of tiles.

Can I float out some mud from the corner? If so, what mud should I use? Durabond?

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3/8" seems like a lot of mud to put down. Just random idea: glue up a small piece of 1/4" drywall into the corner and then level it out to the rest of the ceiling with mud?
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No idea hat you mean about the corner being 3/8" higher than the outside tile? Pix??
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Looks like the attached.
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I'm installing a corner shower (tile). I didn't realize before I started installing the tile that the corner is 3/8" higher than the outside of the tile.

The ceilings and walls are already finished/painted with the exception of the top row of tiles.

Can I float out some mud from the corner? If so, what mud should I use? Durabond?

Thanks for your help!
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Looks like the attached.

this and this don't fit together. but if i go just on the pic = just trim the tile so that it has an even gap across the top.
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Either get the tile bull nosed and stop it short or cut the tiles to create an eve gap.
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Why is floating the ceiling even not an option?
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To fill this area with mud is about the only solution I can think of off hand. I don't think 1/4" drywall will work because you can't taper drywall and if you cover the entire ceiling the tile in front is not going to look right.

And to use a small piece of bullnose in the open space again will really look funny. Even a piece of trim wouldn't look right because of the slope. Put on a couple coats of Dura Bond to build it up, getting it as smooth as you can, then finish it with regular joint compound.
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If the OP messes with the ceiling on that END, then it needs to be dealt with on the adjoining side wall. Probably blasphemy...but color match caulk in the area will blend in and no one will notice the joint. Ron
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