I have an old house. Person before me tiled over drywall (Not at
least greenboard!). I had a leak in the pipe to showhead that got the
drywall wet. Tile was put on with good layer of mastic so the mastic
itself is still okay. However after a week of running a dehumidifier
the paper has peeled away in spots and drywall is still crumbly. The
tile is still straight and not sagging and it's only a 2' x 3'
portion. I don't want to retile. So I am looking for a solution to
strenghten the drywall. I am thinking some good sealer paint might
act as a glue, but could act as a water trap to make matters worse?
Anyone have any ideas?
I am constantly amazed at how much work people will attempt to avoid doing
the job right. Many times it is simpler, cheaper and quicker to re-do it
correctly than the steps they will take to butcher together a patch job.
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