I am not a professional plumber. I have no plumbing experience, nor should you take my advice or attempt this project on your own. This is just a blog about how I made my apartment into an awesome bath with waterproof expanding foam.
Install foam backer board.
There are a few steps involved in installing foam backer board:
- Get the right tools. You need a stud finder to find the studs behind your walls, a drill and bits to drill holes, and a hammer and nails to secure things. You’ll also want some tape measurers (for measuring distances) or some string (for measuring out lengths). If you’re going to install over tile, it’s best to get an electric tile saw so that you can cut out pieces easily.
- Install backer board in the shower. Make sure that all of your studs are exposed on one side for attaching walls with screws or nails; if not, then use drywall screws instead of nails so that they won’t go through into other rooms! Screw down all four sides of each piece first because this will make installation much easier later on when there’s still space between sheets left after putting one strip down first then using another strip as support before screwing it down again next time around.”
Get a waterproof shower sealant.
When you’re ready to apply the sealant, get out of the shower and let it dry for at least an hour. Once it’s dry, you can use your new bath or shower with complete confidence.
You may also want to consider getting a waterproof sealant that is tinted so that it blends in with your tiles and bathroom decor. Some people choose to paint their walls because of this, but if you prefer not to paint then this option is great!
Here are some more tips from other bloggers:
- Apply several coats of tile glue or silicone caulk before you start building up layers with expanding foam insulation (EPS). This way everything stays stuck together tightly without falling apart or bubbling away when exposed to water again later on down the road after having been sealed once already!
Learn how to apply the expanding foam.
Once you’ve found your expanding foam, it’s time to start applying it. You’ll want to apply a thin layer of foam to the walls, floor, ceiling and shower head. Make sure there are no gaps or holes in any of these areas so that water doesn’t seep through between layers of foam. You could even apply an extra layer on top of your spigot so you don’t get any drips when turning off or on during use!
After doing this for all surfaces in your shower, let them dry overnight (or longer if possible) before using again since some people have reported problems with mold/mildew forming if they used this method right away without letting everything dry out properly first.”
Clean up the expanding foam mess after it dries completely.
When you’re done applying the expanding foam, you’ll have to clean up any mess that’s left behind. First, use a wet rag to wipe off excess material from your walls and tile. You can also use a vacuum cleaner or shop-vac to suck up any extra residue if you have one on hand. Finally, if there’s still some expanding foam left lying around in places where it shouldn’t be after using one of those methods, get yourself an electric tool called a wet/dry vacuum (or just call in someone else). This is what professionals use when they need to clean up big jobs like this because they do such an excellent job of sucking up anything from all kinds of surfaces!
Get a waterproof expanding foam and spray it all over your new walls and shower areas in a thin layer.
The expanding foam is a versatile substance that will allow you to cover a lot of space quickly and easily. It’s very easy to use; just follow these instructions:
- Use gloves
- Buy the right amount of expanding foam (the amount depends on how big your bath or shower is)
- Spray it in thin layers from top to bottom, even if there are holes in the wall
- Wait for it to dry completely before removing the old tiles with a hammer and chisel.
Cut out holes for your shower head, spigot, and shower drain.
Now that you’ve got your foam and shower head, it’s time to cut out holes for the spigot and drain. If you don’t have a jigsaw or other tool to cut these holes, consider getting a friend or family member who has one. You should also plan on using gloves because it can get very messy when cutting through the foam, especially if you’re using a jigsaw. Make sure that you measure everything before making any cuts so that the water will flow properly when filling up your bathtub!
If you’re handy you can make your bath into an awesome bath with waterproof expanding foam.
If you have all of the above, then you are qualified to make your bath into an awesome bath. Here’s how:
- Take off your shower head and take it outside so that you can spray out the water from inside of it.
- Put on some gloves and use a screwdriver to unscrew any parts that are holding your shower head in place (you may need to use a hammer for this part).
- Place these screws somewhere safe so that they don’t get lost or damaged (or use them to build something later).
- Use a saw or other cutting tool to cut off any unnecessary plastic parts from around where your shower hose was connected (this will allow room for expanding foam).
- Spray expanding foam along all sides of where the hose was connected until everything is covered in this waterproof material.
Turn your shower into a spa! Turn your shower into the bathroom it was meant to be with waterproof expanding foam. This kit is easy to install and can make a big difference in how much you enjoy your bathroom.