Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-02-2007, 10:26 PM   #1
weekend warrior
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: ohio
Posts: 186
Rewards Points: 150
Default

drywalling bathroom / paperless drywall


When starting with a bathroom of nothing but "studs" and beginning to drywall...

Do you drywall behind the tub/shower kit? Just do all the walls, then set the tub?

And what's the deal with the paperless drywall? Is that not for bathroom use? Just use the greenboard? I do have cement board but I don't know if I'm going with tile still...

johnny331 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2007, 04:29 AM   #2
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

drywalling bathroom / paperless drywall


Quote:
Originally Posted by johnny331 View Post
When starting with a bathroom of nothing but "studs" and beginning to drywall...
Do you drywall behind the tub/shower kit? Just do all the walls, then set the tub?...
That depends on the shower kit that you plan on installing. 99% of the time, shower/tub surround kits are designed to be placed directly onto the studs.

I have enountered "cheaper" kits with thinner fiberglass walls that require (per maufacturer directions) that you install a substrate onto the studs in order to give the walls rigidity. In such a situation, I would only suggest using cement board under the shower/tub walls.

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnny331 View Post
And what's the deal with the paperless drywall? Is that not for bathroom use? Just use the greenboard? I do have cement board but I don't know if I'm going with tile still...
Green boad is really a "phased out" product in my opinion. It was real popular back in the 80's. Look up National Gypsum's XP board (it is rated for moisture and it's core is treated for mold resistance - unlike MR board)
Paperless drywall (i.e.- Densamor Plus) can be used for many areas and applications, including bathrooms.
FWIW: Right now, we install XP board onto walls of most bathrooms and cement board for shower and tub enclosures. The Densarmor, we've been installing in basements.

Product Links:
http://www.nationalgypsum.com/products/product69.aspx

http://www.gp.com/build/stopfeedingm...s-drywall.html

http://www.gp.com/build/product.aspx?pid=4659

http://www.usg.com/navigate.do?resou...ment_Board.htm


Last edited by AtlanticWBConst.; 08-03-2007 at 04:34 AM.
AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2007, 12:00 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

drywalling bathroom / paperless drywall


I need some help because I've never done any of this before until now. I have a very small bathroom gutted. I am going to install Durock board around the shower and then tile on top. We are going to paint the rest of the wall area other than the shower and wanted to know if I should hang Durock in the rest of the room or switch back to regular drywall. I guess I just need to know if anyone has ever had any luck in painting the Durock to where it looks smooth.

Last edited by rookie1; 10-09-2007 at 04:12 PM.
rookie1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2007, 07:15 PM   #4
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

drywalling bathroom / paperless drywall


Quote:
Originally Posted by rookie1 View Post
I need some help because I've never done any of this before until now. I have a very small bathroom gutted. I am going to install Durock board around the shower and then tile on top. We are going to paint the rest of the wall area other than the shower and wanted to know if I should hang Durock in the rest of the room or switch back to regular drywall. I guess I just need to know if anyone has ever had any luck in painting the Durock to where it looks smooth.
You would have to skim coat it (the non-tile suraface areas). Treat it just like sheetrock. Coat and sand smooth. Prime and paint.

Last edited by AtlanticWBConst.; 10-10-2007 at 07:34 AM.
AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2007, 09:35 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

drywalling bathroom / paperless drywall


Is using regular drywall for the rest of the bathroom sufficient enough in your opinion, even behind the sink?

Last edited by rookie1; 10-09-2007 at 09:39 PM.
rookie1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 07:34 AM   #6
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

drywalling bathroom / paperless drywall


Quote:
Originally Posted by rookie1 View Post
Is using regular drywall for the rest of the bathroom sufficient enough in your opinion, even behind the sink?
Unless you are prone to splashing ALOT of water around non tub/shower areas, there is nothing to worry about using normal sheetrock and then applying the proper primer and paint. (suggestion: Use a mildew resistant paint on the ceiling)

If you wanted to overkill...you could install "XP board" (Mold and mildew resistant core with a treated paper surface). I believe the big Home Improvement Stores are now starting to finally carry it.

Link: http://www.nationalgypsum.com/products/product69.aspx

Last edited by AtlanticWBConst.; 10-11-2007 at 05:59 PM.
AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2007, 05:13 PM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

drywalling bathroom / paperless drywall


What about Hardiboard Mold Resistant boards? When installing in a shower do I need to put up any kind of a water resistant membrane along with it? I will be tiling the shower and have a shower pan made out of marble with a two inche tall barrier around it. I was told that I install the board down and above the top of the lip of the two inch barrier and then fill my joints and screw heads on the boards and I would be ready to mortar and tile on top. Does this sound correct?
rookie1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2007, 08:06 PM   #8
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

drywalling bathroom / paperless drywall


Quote:
Originally Posted by rookie1 View Post
What about Hardiboard Mold Resistant boards? When installing in a shower do I need to put up any kind of a water resistant membrane along with it? I will be tiling the shower and have a shower pan made out of marble with a two inche tall barrier around it. I was told that I install the board down and above the top of the lip of the two inch barrier and then fill my joints and screw heads on the boards and I would be ready to mortar and tile on top. Does this sound correct?
The general consensus is to: Install a vapor barrier over the rough framing. Then, install your cement board. Use the appropriate treated screws for the installation. Last, use silicone at all seams of the board and points that connect to drain pan.

AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bathroom Drywall jeepwillies Drywall & Plaster 11 05-03-2011 12:04 PM
paperless drywall Eleanor Building & Construction 1 06-20-2007 04:46 AM
Bathroom Ceiling and Walls. Drywall ok? atilla137 Building & Construction 11 10-26-2006 03:32 PM
Drywalling: which way to go: 2 people or 1 person and a drywall lifter? KUIPORNG Remodeling 19 10-24-2006 08:42 AM
Bathroom Drywall Questions Riddler Building & Construction 6 06-27-2006 10:36 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.