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    Mar 15, 2019, 01:51 PM
    Paint shower base
    Want to paint shower base... I think it is fiberglass.

    Recommend paint type please ( or link )
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    Mar 15, 2019, 08:08 PM
    Epoxy pool paint is best. Preparation is critical. Remember, fiberglass flexes so you might find some cracking. Search "painting a fiberglass pool".
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    Mar 16, 2019, 03:51 AM
    Thank you for the reply.

    I would think this was a custom built shower pan, as it's an odd size, 36" x 30".
    Could you please take a look at image... can you tell if it is fiberglass ?
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    Mar 17, 2019, 11:47 AM
    Looks like fiberglass but doesn't look like it is part of the original pan. What is the caulk for?
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    Mar 17, 2019, 05:39 PM
    Thanks for the reply.

    We purchased the house, do not know who built shower.
    I would think that is part of the base finish, that they let wrap up the onto the flange.
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    Mar 17, 2019, 06:49 PM
    I've never seen a similar layout. When I do a fiberglass pan/shower, rarely, I would bring the shower backing, Duroc or similar down to within 1/8-3/16" of the base. Nominally you would be about 1-2" off the floor. Use thinset to fill all the voids and corners. Then you can tile, leaving another gap, similar to what you have. I usually grout everything except the bottom gap. I finish with a good silicone caulk, base gap and wall corners. Was there any wall covering? The last one I did had a preformed base with a 1" flange. Purple board on the walls, screwed the base to the wall studs, tiled as above.

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