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Shower Enclosure Ideas

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Trying to redo a shower enclosure simply and inexpensively means looking for alternatives to the more traditional and sometimes more expensive solutions. This is a guide about shower enclosure ideas.
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January 9, 2007

I am redoing my small bathroom shower stall. Can anyone give me some great ideas for the ceiling to prevent water from making mold and mildew on ceiling from the water moisture. Something other than tile and sheetrock that will prevent this. What other easy ideas can be used for the ceiling that will stay and water moisture want mess it up. Please help. I'm starting on it in 3 days. God Bless.

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Angelheart from Clyde, TX

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January 12, 20070 found this helpful
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My boyfriend's family moved, they had a mold problem in his bathroom in the basement because it had no ventilation. His mom cleaned the walls and ceiling and repainted them with a mold resistant paint and they haven't had a problem since. My bathroom has a popcorn ceiling and we have the same mold problem, but I plan on stripping the ceiling and painting the whole bathroom just has my boyfriend's mom did. They have a very closed in shower area, so a LOT of water collects on the ceiling, but they haven't had a problem at all since they painted it, and that was months ago!

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January 12, 20070 found this helpful
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Just saw a print advertisement from Home Depot and Behr (a paint for mildew). Sure there are other brands out there if you don't have a Home Depot near you.

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 27, 20070 found this helpful
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I worked in 40 different very large apt. complexes as a leasing agent, seeing every sort of ceiling mildew problem possible. NOTHING works other than what we have in our shower: small tiles! We have a
very good exhaust fan that is in the bathroom ceiling that removes moisture to the outside, and in
the 30 + years we've lived here, there's NEVER been
any mildew...EXCEPT behind the silicone caulking between the wall and the tile walls !! God bless you. : )

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By guest (Guest Post)
July 4, 20080 found this helpful
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I have a tiled ceiling above the shower. No mold. The light fixture in the shower stall, which is enclosed in glass, with a metal frame, suffers some rusting on the metal frame. Occasional repainting of the frame works fine.

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June 15, 2010

Can you use self stick vinyl floor tiles on a shower wall?

By Christy from Alexandria, LA

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June 19, 20100 found this helpful
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No! There is nothing that seals the cracks between the tiles. Water would get in and the tiles would be damaged. But before they would fall apart, they'd get full of mold. This would be more trouble than it would be worth. A tub surround kit would work much better and be less trouble in the long run. It may even be cheaper than buying all those tiles.

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