Return to the Home Repair Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Proper steps to take after putting up hardibacker cement boards

Posted by scottyh63 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 27, 12 at 13:23

If anyone can help pls:
i am re-doing my showerstall downstairs, would like to know the proper steps to follow.Should i use red guard on the boards to cover everything and the seams? Or can i get away without using it.(house is over 40 yrs old and it seems it was only sheetrock and spackle done in the shower stall ages ago?!...If i use the red guard or similar product can i use pre-mixed thin set on it to tile up? I just need to know how to continue from where im at..thankyou all

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Proper steps to take after putting up hardibacker cement boar

I don't know what you mean by redguard or similar on the "boards". What boards?

Anyway, you need to lock all the joints together with fiberglass mesh tape and thinset. After that you can redguard, if you like. Tile pros would generally say "no" to using pre-mixed in a wet area.

On a separate note, I think it would be helpful to do some reading before you proceed. The johnbridge tile forums are a great place to go for this.

RE: Proper steps to take after putting up hardibacker cement boar

Make sure you put a good complete layer of redguard (or other applied barrier).

ANY defects in the film will allow water to penetrate.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Home Repair Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here