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Old 07-31-2009, 01:48 PM   #1
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I am building a house and am so far over budget. The builder will only insulating and dry walling the garage. Can i just paint the dry wall to protect it. It's only a garage so I don't care about taping and mudding it.
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Hi,

I am building a house and am so far over budget. The builder will only insulating and dry walling the garage. Can i just paint the dry wall to protect it. It's only a garage so I don't care about taping and mudding it.
If the garage is attached to the home: The walls, or ceilings that are connected to the home, must have at least a single coat of tape applied to ALL seams (fire-tape coat). This is required by Building Code.

Insulated walls in the garage: If the walls/ceilings are insulated, they will require at least a single coat of applied tape over all sheetrock seams (fire-tape coat). This is required by Building Code.

(BTW - The average amount of budget-overage, for most larger, detailed projects is 20%. Unless, you change, or add a lot to the original designs of the project)
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Painting is not required, but it does help protect the drywall. It can always be done later. But as stated above, firecode drywall/taping is required in an attached garage.
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