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Old 02-09-2009, 09:48 AM   #1
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I have read alot about finishing DensArmor. Many of these 'conversations' on different chat boards are a few years old.

I am considering using DensArmor in my basement project - just a 12X12 mud room with a stairway. I DryLocked the concrete walls prior to framing and of course used PT sills.

What I gather is using DensArmor, the overall consensus is wear a mask as the fiberglass gets into the air and use nylon tape verus paper.

The questions I have is... what about joint compound? In my upstairs, I previously used Durabond 90 (lightweight) dry compound and used the corresponding ready mix lightweight (blue versus green can) compound. Is that what I should use in the basement as well?

Also... am I going to end up having to skim the entire surface to make up for the slight texture? Is there a special paint or something that can help out with the texture issue?

One message board suggested using a 3/8 roller and rolling onto the wall a real wet coat of joint compound and skimming that with an 8" blade - this a good idea?

I know... lots of Qs all over the place...

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Use USGs Densarmor cote compound. It doesn't have any organics in it for mold food.

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Old 02-11-2009, 01:55 AM   #3
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Ditto, for compound use GP's DensArmor Cote. It can be found at Lowes (most of them anyway). Use fiberglass tape.

If you prime the DensArmor with a 1/2" or 3/4" nap roller, the final paint coat will look the same as regular drywall.

Definitely wear gloves when handling/cutting the DensArmor. It's actually worse than messing with fiberglass batt insulation.

DensArmor is a great product. I use it in all bathrooms I remodel.

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Sorry........ GPs, not USGs. My bad.
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