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Old 10-20-2011, 11:44 AM   #16
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prime and paint the gwb for the class III vapor retarder i believe is required in your area.
what is gwb? should i use glossy paint or is latex sufficient?

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what is gwb? should i use glossy paint or is latex sufficient?
gwb=gypsum wall board, also known as sheetrock.

glossy paint can be latex, oil based, or epoxy. glossy is the finish type, not the paint type.

Yes latex primer and paint are sufficient.
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gwb=gypsum wall board, also known as sheetrock.

glossy paint can be latex, oil based, or epoxy. glossy is the finish type, not the paint type.

Yes latex primer and paint are sufficient.
thanks for clarifying. yea what i meant was would glossy finish be better because aren't one supposed to use that in a bathroom where there is much more humidity vs basic latex finish.
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thanks for clarifying. yea what i meant was would glossy finish be better because aren't one supposed to use that in a bathroom where there is much more humidity vs basic latex finish.
Not necessarilly. "basic" paint finish is called "eggshell". Glossy finishes aren't significantly any more resilient to moisture than other finishes. The difference is really in the maintenance. Glossy surfaces don't grab dirt as easy and are therefore easier to clean.

Paint finishes: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-different-types-of-interior-paint-finishes.htm
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OP, sorry for the thread hi-jacking. Your location in NC makes a difference for the minimum insulation required per code, 3 different zones, find yours: http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico...001_par001.htm
Then find the ceiling requirement: http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico..._11_sec002.htm

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