Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Roop-Dogg

Finishing Durock (cement board)?

Recommended Posts

can I use regular all-purpose joint compound and regular mesh tape or paper tape when taping corners and seams, above the tiles, in a shower? (I used Durock cement board from floor to ceiling although the tile will only be up 6' or so----leaving 2 ft between tile and ceiling) also, can I use the same joint compound to skim the remaining durock, above the tile, to make it smooth for painting..........or is there a better way to prep cement board, for taping and painting? (where water should not be an issue)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sure can,never seen it anyother way.Avoid paper tape and use the mesh on joints,Then skim the rough finish of the durarock.In a shower use a oil based primer and paint for a good sealed finish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Never seen it done that way, the correct way is to only go up 6' with the cement board and butt the 2' to the ceiling with sheetrock and the top row of tile covers the cement board/sheetrock seam. I would tile all the way up now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thank you, that's an interesting answer since that was what I had originally intended to do...then I had someone tell me that since the remaining 2 feet would be above the shower walls, I should use cement board all the way up for additional protection against water. . in any case, still wondering how to properly finish the cement board. (don't really want to tile the whole thing)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any drywall products should never be used in wet areas. Steam will penetrate through a lot of product, even oil base paint. Best to durock and tile all the way to the ceiling and even better do the same to the ceiling. Use of redgaurd or similar product is recommended on durock. Also use the durock mesh tape, not drywall mesh. Big difference. As far as finishing the rock, any texture or paint will eventually collect mold and start to loosen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did shower pan on floor then durrock all 3 sides all way up to ceiling, then redguard all seems, after redguard dried first time went back over with redguard on seems again and all over durrock with paint roller for water proofing, thin set and tile all 3 walls all the way to ceiling.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I appreciate the advice on tiling to the ceiling and I know that is sometimes done that way. but when I think of our showers stalls and those of friend, relatives etc. they are almost always 6' tile or 1 pc surround(6') and 2' of finished wall and I actually like that look. was just wondering if any special precautions had to be made when finishing the 2' of cement board for painting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I appreciate the advice on tiling to the ceiling and I know that is sometimes done that way. but when I think of our showers stalls and those of friend, relatives etc. they are almost always 6' tile or 1 pc surround(6') and 2' of finished wall and I actually like that look. was just wondering if any special precautions had to be made when finishing the 2' of cement board for painting.

No problem, let me know if u would like a pic of how ours turned out

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would tile all the way to the top. I've only tiled to the top once but it looked great. Tiling to the top is considered the "nice way" to do it. Leaving a strip on drywall on the top is more production house style. When I was planning my last one, I looked at a bunch of forums and the overwhelming preference was for tile to the top.

As for not tiling to the top. It should have regular drywall, not Durock.

If you going to try to finish the durock, just skim it with regular drywall mud. May take a few coats, and could be tricky to get perfectly flat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

full-10713-52502-2015_01_0519.28.00.jpg

I'm a tile setter and this is what I did in my house after only 6 or 7 years of sheet rock butting up to the shower stall. It's not water splashing up above six feet. It's the steam building up on the sheet rock and then running down and pooling where the sheet rock meets the surround/ tile. The sheet rock will start to break down and you will either have to Re mud and Re paint or just tile to the ceiling to eliminate the problem for good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Well you did say sometimes it's hard to get your point across with this group.
    • Well a few days ago we got hit hard by a good cold front and the temperatures plummeted down into the 50s here in Islamorada, FL.  We also had another reinforcing front back that one up, so things stayed chilly.   The water in the backcountry bays dropped into the high 50s as well in some portions.  Though a day after each front passed the winds laid down and gave way to some epic fishing.  Today I had Pam and Lars down from Arkansas and we fished deep in the everglades.  We got out early and were loaded up with some nice lively shrimp.  When the water temps drop this far, usually everything is pretty keyed in on shrimp - they don't want to work too hard for that meal and expend a lot of energy.  Working them very slowly on the bottom, really just letting them lay and twitching every so often, works wonders.  Once we got set up and the tide started moving in, it was game on.  Pam and Lars each landed well into the double digits on snook, and quite a few 'big girls' for us... fish in the 8 to 12 lb range.  Multiple double headers it was a blast!  We also had quite a few black drum and nice redfish too.  Very good to see the reds as they've been hard to find especially in the summer time, as much of their habitat has been beat up due to algae blooms and grass die off.  But in the winter they do show up in the 'winter time holes' along with their cousins the black drum, snook, and sheepshead.  We also saw several small tarpon rolling about.  I didn't have much hope that they would bite but knew it was a possibility.  We kept throwing in their direction, and soon Pam hooked and landed a nice 25 lb tarpon!  Not to be outdone, Lars got one about an hour after that.  Backcountry SLAMS for both anglers, wow!  We continued catching fish for several hours it was just epic, also got a few trout mixed in which we kept for dinner.  I don't particularly like killing our drum, especially the redfish, due to the lack of numbers... and snook are currently out of season and also more of a gamefish for us too.  On the way home we hit the gulf side to look for some triple tail.  It was so calm and those fish like to lay on the surface near the crab buoys, sunning themselves and waiting for an easy meal.  We saw quite a few but mostly little guys, though we caught several and got one that was big enough for dinner too at least.  Just a banner day out of Islamorada in December fishing.  I have the same crew again tomorrow and then several days open next week, come on down the fishing is great! Capt. Rick Stanczyk
      Facebook Instagram
      rick@seethefloridakeys.net
    • I’ve never been to Ahlman’s but by the looks of their page, yah, probably a great resource too. Boone’s is similar in respects to offerings and massive showroom layout but I don’t think they have the gunsmithing depth of Ahlman’s.
    • I actually enjoyed this. LOL  I used to dive a lot, but not as good as these did.
    • Didn't you smoke one before watching? 
    • Uhhhhh... I for one am at a complete loss for words.
    • Here is a project for you when fishing gets slow.  
    • I've never been to Boone's but I would think that Ahlman's Gun Shop down by Waterville might be similar and another possible resource.
    • Was able to get out these last couple weeks a couple times to enjoy the waterfowl before most of them left for good. Surprisingly was able to find a couple sea ducks on back to back weekends. The harlequin was a first for me in MN and the Long Tail was the second of my life.  Young long tail days before this lake froze over. Hen Harlequin below the St. Cloud darn couple weeks ago. American blackduck - may have some slight mallard mixed in with it as I noticed some green on its head from certain angles. widgeon picture I liked the colors with. This was taken early November.  
    • Hey, I just started mine and did about 5 circles around the yard just to smell some exhaust!
  • Our Sponsors