05:07AM | 08/16/04
Member Since: 03/23/03
40 lifetime posts
You all have been very helpful in the past so I am asking one more time for help:

I would consider my self very handy- I have done more than my fair share of projects so I am confident in my ability in being hands on.

The project ahead of me is remodeling (rather just refreshing) my current bathroom.

I plan on talking all the walls down to stud and starting from scratch. Keep in mind the bathroom is only 6 x 9 at the most so it should not be too daunting a task. When I fist moved in I had most of the plumbing changed to new copper from old galvanized so the only think I will need a plumber from would be to hook up the new shower assembly.

Enough of my rambling- my questions:

1) I plan on tiling the shower/bath tub area but plan on leaving a couple of feet of drywall at the top (not tailing all the way to the ceiling). Do I need to mud the cement board seams?

2) When I install the cement board do I install greenboard for the remaining foot and a half? How should I joint the cement board to the greenboard then?

3) Should I install greenboard on the ceiling? (I have a exhaust fan but thought the greenboard might add some more moisture resistance?

4) In keeping with the greenboard thing. Should I install greenboard on the remaining walls as well? I plan on painting them.

Thank you, in advance for your help.



07:32PM | 08/16/04
Member Since: 08/15/04
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u should always use g board in water areas. i always use all g board in the whole bathroom, for maximum far as the cement boards, they make 90 l-bo caps & corner peices so when u tile the caps round out ur finish to the wall with a minimal grout line. as always after u grout, i strongly recommend a three stage sealer treatment. that is when u finish the grout wait @ least 1 full day, then on the second day early as you can(6-8 a.m.), apply the sealer. then later that day (5-7 p.m.) apply the next coat of sealer.then the next day apply the last sealer coat. some tell me its a lil overkill but i never have any redo's.


09:57PM | 08/16/04
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
..the only thing I'd add is that it's against code to put greenboard on the ceiling.

Alter Eagle Construction & Design


05:02AM | 08/17/04
Member Since: 03/23/03
40 lifetime posts
Thank you for the quick responses. Obviously building code is important to me but I am just wondering why they are against green-board on the ceilings? It would seem to me that moisture resistance would be something you would want in a bathroom.

Also for the seams in the cement board were I would be installing tile you are saying that I do NOT need to mud the seams then?

Finally, how does one mud together the cement board and the green-board walls? Seeing as I will be painting right up to the tile.



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