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best way to waterproof wall above the shower

my husband just converted our old tub into a new shower, had to remove a window.  now there is new drywall and spackle above and around the shower . i want to know what the best way is to protect/waterproof this area.   special primer? special paint? thanks for any help :smileyhappy:

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Posted 2012-07-10T02:06:39+0000  by hilla2217 hilla2217
 

 

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The new dry wall should be sealed with a premium acrylic primer/sealer, such as Behrs' Undercoater No. 75, not just a generic PVA drywall primer. Follow this with a premium paint such as Behrs' Ultra. Generally speaking, the higher the sheen, the better the protection against moisture. However, Ultra, with its Nano technology, does well in high moisture areas, even in the lower sheens such as satin or even eggshell. I personally have the Ultra Eggshell in both my baths and have had excellent performance. A further attribute of Ultra is its inherently mildew resistive ability due to the dense, nano reenforced film. Also, if your bath does not have a power ventilator, you should consider putting one in.

 

Hope this is of assistance.

 

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Posted 2012-07-10T06:46:49+0000  by ordjen
 
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