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lowheat 01-10-2012 11:42 AM

Basement remodel using green home theory?
 
Would like to remove the paneling from my basement walls and replace with a type of drywall that would be environmentally safe and moisture resistant. Any thoughts?

LHazleton 01-14-2012 01:20 PM

Just use MR sheetrock. Due to its blue or green color, you'll want to us a good quality primer to prevent bleeding.

TarheelTerp 01-14-2012 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lowheat (Post 818484)
to remove the paneling from my basement walls
and replace with MR drywall... Any thoughts?

About 200 moisture, insulation and ventilation questions come to mind.
Poke around in some of the other insulation and remodeling threads.

Gary in WA 01-14-2012 06:26 PM

Sounds like the 8o's with paneling.... Might want to research this a little: http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...lation-systems

No green board in basements, you want the moisture to dry to the inside. It has a moisture-resistant core and paper. Helps vapor condense in the stud cavity.

And welcome to the forums, both of you!

Gary


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