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Old 12-30-2016, 11:17 PM   #1
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Drywall behind new tub surround


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I am ripping off our tiled drywall and putting in new drywall and a glue up tub surround. I would have liked to put in a direct-to-stud surround but we have a window to go around. It doesn't appear the direct to stud surrounds can be cut to accommodate a window.

After I put in the new drywall, is it necessary to mud and tape the joints behind the surround?
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Re: Drywall behind new tub surround


No.
The tape and mud is only needed , so you have a flush wall to be painted.

I have put up plenty, and then put paneling ( staggered), or other wall covering over the drywall.

Try to not use the joint stud for a place to nail / screw your surround to, this area is lower than the rest and might cause warping of the surround.

No tape needed.


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I would tape and mud. I would also use a cement board tape and mud with thinset, smooth side out.
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My thoughts were that the joint compound would not give the adhesive for the surround walls the best possible surface for adhesion.
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My thoughts were that the joint compound would not give the adhesive for the surround walls the best possible surface for adhesion.
Yeah, if you mud, you should prime.

If you don't want to mud and are worried about the factory taper throwing anything off, cut the taper off before hanging
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I would stick with attachment to studs model.


try www.sterlingplumbing.com the Vikrell series has a surround that can be cut and they have a window trim kit for it.
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