I know everyone is anxious to see how our master bathroom is chugg-chuggin’ along…..
After cladding all the “wet” walls with Hardi-Board, Jamie set about covering all the seams with mesh joint tape.
It’s slightly adhesive and covers the seems pretty easily.
If that’s not a “Hurry-the-F-up-and-Take-the-Picture” Face, then I don’t know what is.
Here’s a little trick.
To cut the edge, Jamie uses the spatula as a straight-edge and just tears the tape along the edge of the blade.
Then, he spread a layer of thinset mortar over all the seams and the currently flush screws.
(Sorry, no pictures of the process. Jamie got excited and did the job while I was out of town)
But I can share the beautiful results.
Now, this part is purely optional, but we wanted all the moisture proofing we could get in there, so Jamie painted all the seams with a moisture barrier.
Red Guard – Waterproofing and Crack Prevention Membrane
This stuff ain’t cheap. (Nothing on this remodel has been, BTW)
50 bucks a gallon.
It starts out soooo…………….pink.
And it dries down to a painfully harsh red…….Which I hate so incredibly much.
I just keep hearing Todd Flanders saying, “RED ROOM, RED ROOM” to his index finger.
Good thing there’s tile to go over it all,
…and not red tile.
Wouldn’t y’all just love to know what color we picked?
We’d love to show you.
Stay tuned….our tile selection is coming up.
The pink I LOVE since I’m a pink girl…but I’m totally with you on the red. ugh And will you hurry up with the tile already? Oh, sorry, it is YOUR room, after all. 🙂
I’m with you! Doing the same thing at my house…. Wow, the suspense of your tile choice is killin’ me!
Just picked up the wall tile today…they had to make a batch just for us. Surprise, they don’t stock that color.
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