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How to waterproof a bathroom step by step

Ultimate Bathroom Waterproofing Guide: Step-by-Step Tutorial

Join me in this comprehensive tutorial where I guide you step by step through the process of waterproofing a bathroom. Waterproofing is the most important part of a bathroom renovation; if you encounter a failure, it could lead to significant costs and damage. Remember, waterproofing should be done correctly the first time to ensure long-lasting protection.

Always remember, this is the way I do it, and it doesn't necessarily mean it's the only way or the best way for your specific project.

This video is intended to provide an idea of how waterproofing should look with the method I use.

Step 1: Begin by using a grinding stone to smooth the floor surface and remove any loose particles.

Step 2: Thoroughly vacuum the floor and wipe down the walls before applying primer to ensure proper adhesion.

Step 3: Apply primer to the prepared surfaces, ensuring thorough coverage for optimal adhesion of the waterproofing membrane.

Step 4: Use tape to mark off areas on the wall where you want to apply waterproofing for a cleaner finish.

Step 5: Apply a bond breaker to internal corners and cover any penetrations. Rubber sleeves can also be used to block penetrations. If the villa board is snug against the penetration, simply follow the bond breaker instructions without the need for fiberglass.

Finally, follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully as you apply the waterproofing membrane. This tutorial will equip you with the knowledge needed to effectively waterproof your bathroom. Remember, waterproofing should be done once and done correctly. Happy renovating!

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