Fungus in shower area


Postby russellfl » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:23 am

Hi, can anyone help?
Hi have recently moved into a 70's bungalow which has an en-suite shower off one of the bedrooms. I have noticed fungi mushrooms coming out of the tiles which back on to a stud wall. The shower area is just a door and the tiled walls complete the cubicle. Short of stripping out the whole area and re tiling is there any sealant on the market where I can paint over the tiles instead? I've siliconed the tiles where they meet the shower tray but no good. Any help would be very much appreciated. Cheers
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Postby adamwilliams » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:13 am

You have to paint that area.
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Postby welsh brickie » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:09 pm

Unfortunatly you need to strip back the entire area, its contaminated and needs to be replaced.
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Postby russellfl » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:36 pm

Thanks for the info, it seems the safest answer then is to strip out the shower area. Do you know what I should use to seal the plasterboard before re tiling?

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Postby welsh brickie » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:29 pm

some people say to tile directly onto the plasterboard,I prefer to plaster it first.Or you can buy aquaboard ideally suited for wet areas,its up to you.
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