Fixing Drywall Around Shower
March 6, 2005 6:54 PM Subscribe
In trying to fix the joint where my wall meets up with my shower, I wrecked my wall. What do I need to do to fix it?
posted by willnot to Home & Garden (3 answers total)
OK, so I noticed that the caulking where the top of my shower/tub joins up with the wall was disintegrating, and the wall was starting to curl up away from the tub. I went to get some caulk, but found this tub sealer tape instead. Basically it was rubber trim on one side and glue on the back side. I applied it, and realized that the trim was much too wide for the top edge of the tub where it was supposed to attach, so it was jutting out into space.
Here's where the genius part comes in. I said to myself that looks like crap. I can't leave it like that. I could maybe get a knife to trim it away, but that would probably end up looking bad as well. It's only been in contact with the wall for a few minutes. Maybe if I'm careful I can peel it off without much bother.
There was much bother. I pulled away the paint, and I think the paper surface of the drywall in a big strip. See a high-res image of the damage here
(scroll down - it's a big photo).
Now that it's done, how do I fix it?