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Old 10-19-2011, 08:24 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by federer View Post
thanks for the info. yea i know i am kind of asking for the short answer, which is tough to say because of all the various factors. instead of latex paint i can use a more glossy paint right? that should be even more of a retarder than latex i imagine
Latex paint, whether semi-gloss, flat, or satin, will still provide the vapor barrier.

Prime and paint and you are fine.


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Drizzt, any other questions?

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Thanks for all the input guys. I lost the link to this page and forgot it existed! This weekend I purchased an R50 equivelant of owens corning blow in insulation (it was 20% off, so wan't overly expensive). I have yet to vapor barrier or drywall the garage yet, but that will be a project this winter. From the sound of it, I will end up installing a proper vapor barrier on the ceiling, as
1) I don't think it will be a bad choice in any scenario
2) It's not overly hard to do or expensive
3) If I do eventually throw in a heater to do some work in the garage, it would be best.
4) once you put that drywall up, there's no going back, so I might as well do it now.

Thanks for all the comments!

And as for the lighting boxes which will be recessed into the drywall (I like the cleaner look), but the bulb isn't recessed.... Well I have 2 conflicting answers. I would like to think that I wouldn't have to build boxes for it... it seems logical at least, as they don't get hot when I lave them on. But that might be me just hoping for the easy way out.


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