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        Hey, I live in a older house and it has plaster in the bathroom. with the shower in there the wall is just crumbling. I'm hoping for some help. Can the plaster be removed and would drywall be a better way to go? HELPPPP!... Thanks
         
        Posts: 1 | Registered: Aug 24, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        when plaster (or drywall, if it's not waterproof )gets wet over a period of time it will crumble. Technically called "efflorescence "
        You should remove it and install water resistant drywall, prime and paint

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        Posts: 2504 | Location: florida | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        There should not be any plaster or sheetrock in the "wet" area if there's a shower.
        Got any pictures you can post?


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        Posts: 17998 | Location: Hartfield VA | Registered: Jan 31, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Yeah, Joe's right, I forgot to add tile in the shower area
         
        Posts: 2504 | Location: florida | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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