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    Default Wall Trouble in Bathroom, Next to Shower/Tub

    Contractors did faulty Silicone caulking job along shower door, causing wall to be damaged by water...Wondering how to fix wall, and put tiles back on....Wall basically became a sponge....where to start?

    have recaulked area, now would like to fix area that was damaged....any tips would be greatly appreciated.....

    {we do live 1 mile from beach in Southern California, So i'm thinking some of the bubbling paint could be caused by moisture in the air, contractor speedy paint job in bathroom, or maybe it is all caused by faulty caulking job (basically noticed needle sized holes in silcone caulking)**


    here's some pics:


    http://i35.tinypic.com/wrht9s.jpg

    http://i33.tinypic.com/rad8cx.jpg

    http://i37.tinypic.com/14nrwn.jpg

    http://i35.tinypic.com/5m0l0o.jpg

    http://i36.tinypic.com/2ll1pwp.jpg

    this is pic of other wall next to shower it leaked there also, but not as bad, wondering if i can just sand wall down a bit and replace tiles to it?

    http://i35.tinypic.com/33z5hm9.jpg




    For wall behind toilet, I imagine i have to remove toilet, cover whole in floor from toilet, not sure if i can just sand some of the bubbling paint, to smooth wall again, possibly pick bad parts of wall out and use some sort of drywall putty to get wall looking right again, or do i need to cut wall out and replace drywall?


    will possibly be selling lot the house is on in near future, and moving so it doesn't have to be picture perfect new this new that.....but would like to get it looking better than it is.......thanx for any help........

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    Default Re: Wall Trouble in Bathroom, Next to Shower/Tub

    Weren't you going to fix this last April and August? what happened?

    You need to replace the wall surface material and clean out and dry out the wall cavity mold and mildew remediation likely necessary.

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    Default Re: Wall Trouble in Bathroom, Next to Shower/Tub

    Your wall board is way beyond refinishing! After pulling the commode you can stuff the closet elbow with newspaper balled up. Any debris from the demo can then be vacuumed out with a shop vac. If your trying to do a simple repair rather than re-tiling the base you can simply just use wood trim. I would recommend you pull the wall board off up to 4' where you are likely to have a seam. You will possible have a decent amount of mold in the wall which can and will get people sick if left untreated. A simple bleach solution can kill the spores.

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    Default Re: Wall Trouble in Bathroom, Next to Shower/Tub

    Quote Originally Posted by remedialmofo View Post
    Your wall board is way beyond refinishing! After pulling the commode you can stuff the closet elbow with newspaper balled up. Any debris from the demo can then be vacuumed out with a shop vac. If your trying to do a simple repair rather than re-tiling the base you can simply just use wood trim. I would recommend you pull the wall board off up to 4' where you are likely to have a seam. You will possible have a decent amount of mold in the wall which can and will get people sick if left untreated. A simple bleach solution can kill the spores.

    i take it commode is toilet, closet elbow-is drain where toilet comes off......

    i plan on using a dremil cutting bit wrapping tape on bit to mark 1/4 inch or whatever thickness the drywall is, to cut damaged area out .......then replace with material suggested (below question)

    why is most of area behind toilet seem to be drywall, then between toilet and shower door backer board, cement board?

    does it need to be replaced this way? cement board/ drywall.....or can i just use one or the other?

    clean area in wall with bleach......
    then after replacing wall material......i assume there is some drywall putty to spread over fixed area....prepare and paint....


    am i missing something, any other tips.......thanx for the help...

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    Default Re: Wall Trouble in Bathroom, Next to Shower/Tub

    Quote Originally Posted by lookingup View Post
    i take it commode is toilet, closet elbow-is drain where toilet comes off...... You got it!

    i plan on using a dremil cutting bit wrapping tape on bit to mark 1/4 inch or whatever thickness the drywall is, to cut damaged area out ....... Since all of the wall board is coming out it would make more sense to cut your taped angles in the board with a sharp razor and use the business end of a drywall hammer then replace with material suggested (below question)

    why is most of area behind toilet seem to be drywall, then between toilet and shower door backer board, cement board? More than likely whoever laid the cement backer board just kept going behind the door and terminated the board to end on another 4x4 tile.

    does it need to be replaced this way? cement board/ drywall.....or can i just use one or the other? My advice to you would be to cut the cement backer board right at the door and butt your 1/2 green board right up to the door in its place. You can tile on gypsum board since you wont be in a wet area.

    clean area in wall with bleach......
    then after replacing wall material......i assume there is some drywall putty to spread over fixed area....prepare and paint....And *** what to say here would cost you! Go here for help from Mike

    http://drywallschool.com/


    am i missing something, any other tips.......thanx for the help...
    Hope that helped.

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    Default Re: Wall Trouble in Bathroom, Next to Shower/Tub

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue RidgeParkway View Post
    Weren't you going to fix this last April and August? what happened?

    You need to replace the wall surface material and clean out and dry out the wall cavity mold and mildew remediation likely necessary.
    Don't believe I posted about this before....ready to tackle it now ....thanx for the info

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    Default Re: Wall Trouble in Bathroom, Next to Shower/Tub

    Quote Originally Posted by remedialmofo View Post
    Hope that helped.
    how does the gypsum board , and green board set up?

    does the gypsum board go on top of green board where tile is?

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    Default Re: Wall Trouble in Bathroom, Next to Shower/Tub

    this is pic of other wall next to shower it leaked there also, but not as bad, wondering if i can just sand wall down a bit and replace tiles to it?

    http://i35.tinypic.com/33z5hm9.jpg

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    Default Re: Wall Trouble in Bathroom, Next to Shower/Tub

    Sheetrock is a name brand of gypsum board or drywall is what it's called by most tradesman. This same gypsum board is sold in a green color denoting it has a mold and mildew or moisture resistant face paper so it can be used in moist areas like the bathroom, kitchen or laundry room or basically any area it can get wet or gets a lot of moisture. As for the opposing wall, I would knock it out seeing as how you will still have plenty of that 4'x8' sheet of green board you have already bought. There's no sense in throwing it out or trying to store it hahaha

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