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How to Prepare and Install Backer Board in the Bathroom

DIY host Paul Wilson walks you through prepping a bathroom for backer board installation.

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Materials

  • razor blade
  • speed square
  • silicone sealant
  • tiles
  • custom grout
  • custom modified thin-set mortar

Tools

  • carpenter's pencil
  • grout float
  • notched trowel
  • margin trowel
  • 2 5-gallon bucket
  • tile cutter
  • safety glasses
  • ear protection
  • dust mask
  • knee pads
  • spacers
  • rubber mallet
  • hammer
  • pry bar
  • level
  • caulk gun
  • tile nippers
  • steel tape measure
  • hydra sponges
  • wedges
  • 1/2" drill motor
  • paddle mixer
  • backer board cutter

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