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Well one small project (strip wallpaper and paint and replace window) turned into a big one (gutting the whole bathroom).  Trying to strip the old wallpaper was a nightmare, as I would've had to skim coat the walls with mud to repair the divots from the scraper.  The linoleum was stained from a small water leak from the shower stall and a mouse nest in the wall.  The shower stall was rust stained from my soft water etc., etc..post-7-0-24936300-1399035476_thumb.jpgpost-7-0-55416800-1399035594_thumb.jpgpost-7-0-21645200-1399035672_thumb.jpg

 

I gonna re-use the toilet and the sink.  So I have to put some new flooring down, rerock the walls, tape/mud them, replace the window, prime/paint, install new shower stall, etc., etc., etc..

 

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Looks like a good project. It is funny how those things just keep opening more and more issues. Its never just one problem.

 

When I first read the thread title, the first thing I thought about was your avatar picture. Talk about bathroom project!!! :tongue::lmao:

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Looks like a good project. It is funny how those things just keep opening more and more issues. Its never just one problem.

 

When I first read the thread title, the first thing I thought about was your avatar picture. Talk about bathroom project!!! :tongue::lmao:

All he needs is one a them log plungers.

Seriously though, wallpaper remover solution works real good/ makes it easy for next time anyway.

First peel any vinyle covering that maybe on the wall paper then spray, wait 5 mins. and comes off so easily is fun to peal.

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Time for backer board and tile. My wife and I are getting pretty good at it. Between 2 rentals and out home. We've got a log home, so the encapsulation of tile works good. No drywall in the entire house. Even interior walls are wood.

Last rental project. This is all tile @ $1.00 per square foot.

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In process down to bare wood. Some water damage and new plywood. I elected to run the tile under the new shower pan on the floor.

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Remodels always open up a can of worms and sometimes its hard to stop trying to improve on the original plan.

 

It is funny, thru the years in my house I have done several projects with left overs form jobs. Burger King tile on the front porch, Longhorn Steakhouse slate inside the front door for a mud area. Redid my living room similar to the old look of a TGI Fridays. I have a nice stash of Chick-fil-a tile for the kitchen and bath. I think when I retire I'll just open a restaurant..

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You do realize that the bathroom is the most expensive (by $ per sq. ft.), don't you? The kitchen is next. You just got yourself a bunch of work! LOL It looks to be not so bad of a job. One thing I would recommend it=s to get rid of that 90* elbow in the vanity trap arm. Cut it back and put a 45* in it and it will come out more square to the wall.

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Dunno if you know about it or not, but I would highly recommend using mold-resistant drywall and cement board when redoing it.

 

Already planning on it. Thanks.

 

All he needs is one a them log plungers.

Seriously though, wallpaper remover solution works real good/ makes it easy for next time anyway.

First peel any vinyle covering that maybe on the wall paper then spray, wait 5 mins. and comes off so easily is fun to peal.

 

I let the wallpaper stripper (DIF gell type) sit for 15 minutes and then sprayed another coat on and let it sit before trying it. Still a nightmare.

 

Time for backer board and tile. My wife and I are getting pretty good at it. Between 2 rentals and out home. We've got a log home, so the encapsulation of tile works good. No drywall in the entire house. Even interior walls are wood.

Last rental project. This is all tile @ $1.00 per square foot.

D80278F4-F1EF-4861-8D60-7F438D4D8B86.jpg

In process down to bare wood. Some water damage and new plywood. I elected to run the tile under the new shower pan on the floor.

D6A24CE1-69F1-49EE-9010-F9328B0D56F9.jpg

 

Still in the planning stage. Tile is being considered.

 

You do realize that the bathroom is the most expensive (by $ per sq. ft.), don't you? The kitchen is next. You just got yourself a bunch of work! LOL It looks to be not so bad of a job. One thing I would recommend it=s to get rid of that 90* elbow in the vanity trap arm. Cut it back and put a 45* in it and it will come out more square to the wall.

 

That area was a corner sink area. It comes out square when it's screw back to the wall. I just took out the framing for it so that I could remove the old drywall behind it. 

 

Looks like as much fun as the RV remodel...

 

Hopefully it'll turn out "pretty"!!

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What happens in my shower stays in my shower.  :evilgrin:     For wallpaper that won't come off problem, I've done it two ways. Either skim coat over the wallpaper with joint compound or cover over with 1/8" drywall.  The skim coat way is E-Z and cheap. I did it in a kitchen 15 years ago and it still looks great.

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