Asked on Nov 11, 2019

How do I replace a bathtub surround?

Ken EricksonRobyn GarnerKelli L. Milligan


5 answers
  • Lifestyles Homes
    Lifestyles Homes
    on Nov 11, 2019

    it is going to be a big chore to patch the wall after prying the old one off.

    That is the time to look for water damage and repair that as well.

    The new surround should have instructions.

  • Gk
    on Nov 11, 2019

    What kind of tub surround do you have now Cherrie?

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    Kelli L. Milligan
    on Nov 11, 2019

    Look on you tube. There should be many video tutorials to help you.

  • Robyn Garner
    Robyn Garner
    on Nov 14, 2019

    You'll have to remove the caulk around the tub. Use a knife and cut into the drywall around the tub and remove all. Replace with cement board - waterproof for use in the bath. Screw in new board, tape, drywall patch, sand smooth. Apply finish tiles as directed. Caulk around tub - fill tub first so caulk does not crack in the future from the weight of the water.

  • Ken Erickson
    Ken Erickson
    on Nov 18, 2019

    Photos would help. Some tubs are a complete unit where the surround is part of the tub and all made of fiberglass.

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