What is the best method for finishing the drywall edges when placing them over the panels of a 3-piece, pre-fab shower surround unit. I know caulk is an option but it's 5/8" greenboard and it would seem that you would need a pretty perfect cut to make this look good seeing as it's the most visable edge and that's a pretty large caulk bead. Not sure how this gets done. I have considered j-bead but you can't mud over that.
Caulk and trim are a carpenter's 2 best friends. In this case, a strip of 1/2'' quarter round painted to match the dry wall or other trim will leave a finished look. If you can't use nails, glue it in place. Another option is to flat tape it. Fill the crack with mud, run tape right to the edge of the shower, and mud over it.
I have what will probably be an easy question for most of you. When you dry wall the the walls of the shower do you you put it over the lip of the new shower? Or should the dry wall be put in before the shower? I appreciate any help. Thank You.
In our part of the continent (British Columbia) we install the shower or tub enclosure, drywall to the flange then mud and flat tape. When the painting is done it doesn't hurt to put a bead of caulking around the opening.
Back to the question by nervous, Labman is correct. The only thing I don't agree with is caulk and trim being a carpenters best friend. I like putty. We call it "Carpenter in a Tub". All kidding aside, Labman has the simplest and cleanest resolution. It will be a clean look for your shower surround.
Still a fun topic.
What I have done is butt up the factory edge of the drywall to the fiberglass, then the rough edge is usually in a corner where I tape and mud as usuall.
Then add a trim piece/caulk/tape/mud etc.... Depending on the look the client wants
Considering replacing my Bathtub/shower surround. Can anyone tell me if the drywall is going to have to go as well because of the glue which was used in order to install the thing in the first place? I'm thinking it's going to tear drywall paper on the way out? Any kind of solvent avail? Thanks
Hi, I'm redoing a bathroom and replacing the tub surround. The wall behind only has greenboard about 3 ft up from the tub and some of the paper came off when I took the old surround out. Do I need to cut out the dry wall and greenboard out where I put in the new surrond? Thanks