Drywalling around fiberglass shower

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by frodnew, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. frodnew

    frodnew New Member

    Jan 29, 2005
    I am installing a fiberglass (or acrylic) corner shower in a bath remodel. I understand I will have to fur out the studs to allow the drywall to overlap the shower flange. And from previous threads I gather the drywall should be left approx 1/4" from the shower to prevent moisture from wicking into the drywall - and then the gap caulked.


    Should I use regular drywall, moisture resistant drywall, or green board?
    Are there any special treatments to the edge of the drywall abutting the shower?

    Any other suggestions also welcome.

  2. jdkimes

    jdkimes Engineer

    Sep 2, 2004
    Littleton, CO
    Water resistant gypsum board (green board) is required around showers, and edges must be sealed with a water resitant seal (caulking) is required by the IRC.
    I'd also use a couple coats of water/mildew resistant primer such as Kilz-2 prior to using a bathroom quality paint.
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

Similar Threads: Drywalling around
Forum Title Date
Remodel Forum & Blog Drywalling - sand once, or after each coat? Jul 12, 2009
Remodel Forum & Blog drywalling a ceiling Mar 7, 2007
Remodel Forum & Blog Drywalling question Oct 17, 2006
Remodel Forum & Blog cost for drywalling... Jun 27, 2006
Remodel Forum & Blog Stone chair rails around backsplash Jul 5, 2016

Share This Page