Asked on Dec 16, 2018

How do I cover Sheetrock in bathroom?

Simple Decorating TipsKelli L. MilliganGk


What is the least expensive way to cover the sheetrock around the bathtub so we can start using the shower?

4 answers
  • Ken Erickson
    on Dec 16, 2018

    Tile is best, but there are some thin plastic sheets available at the home stores that can be glued onto the wall. You need to ensure all seams are sealed WELL, or you will be wasting your time and money as well as giving mold a place to grow. I would remove sheetrock and install cement board in its place.

  • Gk
    on Dec 16, 2018

    If you have installed a new bathtub you can usually buy the coordinating wall enclosure that will give you a tub/shower unit.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Dec 16, 2018

    You shouldn't have sheet rock in a shower. It will deteriorate and mold.

  • Simple Decorating Tips
    on Dec 17, 2018

    I don't recommend sheetrock in a shower, so hopefully it's on the wall next to the shower, and not inside the shower? Then you can just paint it. If it's in the shower, I'd recommend replacing it with GoBoard or cement board and tiling it.

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