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Old 07-24-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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Tore down the ceiling in the bathroom to renovate, etc. Is it a good idea to put drywall back up for the ceiling? Or should I use some kind of green board? And I also should use more glossy paint to paint the ceiling to prevent water penetration to the new drywall

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Yep, water resistant drywall and Bathroom paint.

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Green or purple Sheetrock & semi paint not flat, flat will run if moisture gets to it.
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Regular board is fine if the correct paint is used.....
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thank you guys. so the paint is just as important as the type of wall. gloss is the most water resistant right
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Use MR Board (Moisture Resistant Sheetrock) and a paint that either has a mildecide (anti-mold additive) in it, or, that has it added to it.
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If you are remodeling the bathroom, you should put in an exhaust fan to help with the moisture. Make sure it exhaust outside and not in the attic. Good paint will take care of the rest.
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MR board on ceilings requires 12" o.c. ceiling trusses, I'm pretty sure. Check the installation data sheet from the brand you're using.

Does anyone follow these specs? Not many, most carpenters and wallboard people don't even know the specs.

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Never use a gloss paint on a ceiling unless you want every single flaw to show.
This is what I've been using.
http://rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=407

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Never use a gloss paint on a ceiling unless you want every single flaw to show.
Absolutely right Joe. But didn't you know that;(use)
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semi paint not flat, flat will run if moisture gets to it.
Yikes.

I've never had a problem with ceiling paint, (which is flat of course), but I recommend Zinsser's Perma-White for bath ceilings. http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=346

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Yeah I belive the MR sheetrock is only rated for ceilings with the framing at 12''. Not 16'' centres, not as strong as regular rock I guess.

I agree that regular rock-With a good bathroom paint, and proper exhaust in the room, will do fine.
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If you are remodeling the bathroom, you should put in an exhaust fan to help with the moisture. Make sure it exhaust outside and not in the attic. Good paint will take care of the rest.
thanks. i did install a new fan. vented out through the roof since the bathroom is the attic itself.
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thanks guys. i will look into the paint suggestions. as for the framing i believe they are actually 12 on center.

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