Super shower finish is a beautiful smooth water repellent cementitious plaster alternative to tile and stone.
Although there are a few different ways to approach this process, the following application is proven to be durable, lasting, and low to no maintenance.
This stunning finish will complement any bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room.
I’ve been plastering thirty-eight years and did my first super shower finish about eighteen years ago, since then I have done more super shower finishes than you can shake a stick at and have three of my own. One of them ten years old and looks as good as the day it was done.
Once the Bath tub or shower drain (shower value is roughed @1 ¼ inch then hot mopped or vinyl pan linear is installed it is ready for lath.
Double sixty minute paper, bitchathane where necessary will need tacked on walls. Nail or staple 2.5 or 3.4 diamond wire is preferred however other wire may be ok but thicker wire gives walls rigidity value.
Calk all nail and staple penetrations with polyurethane. Do not calk roughed in shower value or shower head stub outs.
SCRATCH AND BROWN COATS
Plastic cement is ok. But we use and recommend Eisen wall cement by Rapid set with fiber added.
It gains a high strength psi quickly, a stronger over all cement cracking less than plastic cement and allowing the brown coat to be applied without the forty-eight hour cure time that is recommended with plastic cement.
POLY PREP AND 4.5 OZ. MESH
We then skim with Merlex poly prep and embed mesh over the brown coat, approximately thickness ⅛ inch or slightly greater.
This step is a (crack isolation system). Yes, it is necessary and recommended for all fine finishes.
THE FINISH COAT
MERLEX SUPER SHOWER FINISH
Two coats of super shower finish – troweled on (or in plasters term for finish coats) A scratch, double and sometimes a sweetener when needed. Trowel knocking down lines and filling imperfections as the material sets trowel again, if needed use a bit of water and trowel again compressing the finish until hard and beautiful.
Super shower also comes in color. Custom colors can also be made.
We are a Southern Californian plastering company.
We care what steps are made and care what it looks like.