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Customer would like tub surround with arched lid 60x32 tiled. Any suggestions on what to use as backer for this? I could bend 1/2" drywall but i dont think a cbu or densesheild(to be used on walls) will work.
Thanks in advance for your help.
If you use a membrane over the drywall idea, it will be just fine.

cough, cough, Kerdi, cough......:thumbup:
 

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A couple of layers of 1/4" permabase would be my choice if you're not experienced with mudding ceilings. Or don't feel like doing it.

I would not recommend installing a sheet membrane like Kerdi (or tile for that matter) over a painted ceiling. Your entire tile installation will be relying on the bond strength of paint to primer to drywall. That's a lot of weight to trust paint with.
 

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Congrats! You have responded to a thread that would be in 8th grade I'd it were a kid..:thumbsup:
 
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