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Old 09-04-2006, 01:54 PM   #1
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What is the deal with using green board for a bathroom un-tiled walls & Ceilings. Contractors I have notices are going back to just using regular old drywall. My guy says drywall prime and 2 coats of paint is all you need. I know the reason isn't he's cheap, but it a moisture control issue. Does anybody know, because I would like to know.

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It's supposed to be mold resistant and water resistant. It is not water proof or mold proof. Your best line of defense is what you said, prime and 2 coats. An eggshell or higher sheen is better.

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Look Up XP-board at the NATIONAL GYPSUM website, if you want a full description of MR and Mold resistance....

We use it from time to time (For Over-kill) the only situation where I think that it was a 'must', was in an room that had a steam room off of it, in a basement.

Do like Like Big Dave said...should be fine.
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Atlantic, I'm still not seeing that purple board showing up in the big box stores around here. The HDs and Lowes' near me all don't have it. Have you noticed it out in your area, we really aren't that far apart.


FQP - I used greenboard in my bathroom on the untiled walls. I'm really not sure how much difference it makes, I just think it gave me a small sense of security - probably false but oh well. I used Sherwin WIlliams "bath Paint" and "pro block" primer. It came out great. I have one of those high pressure shower heads without a restrictor washer - Still, moisture hasn't been a problem at all.
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Atlantic, I'm still not seeing that purple board showing up in the big box stores around here. The HDs and Lowes' near me all don't have it. Have you noticed it out in your area, we really aren't that far apart.


FQP - I used greenboard in my bathroom on the untiled walls. I'm really not sure how much difference it makes, I just think it gave me a small sense of security - probably false but oh well. I used Sherwin WIlliams "bath Paint" and "pro block" primer. It came out great. I have one of those high pressure shower heads without a restrictor washer - Still, moisture hasn't been a problem at all.
Yeah, that's funny, I was in HD last week and one of the Contractor counter people was telling me about a deal they had on MR board. I told them about the XP Board, and she had never heard of it.

We buy it from a Drywall supplier in Tyngsborough, MA. They have almost every kind of Sheetrock you can imagine.
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Does said supplier sell to everyone or contractors only? Often, I can't even find different sized Drywall at the local box stores. In case a need arises again soon, Tyngsboro is only 35 minutes or so away.
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What is the deal with using green board for a bathroom un-tiled walls & Ceilings. Contractors I have notices are going back to just using regular old drywall. My guy says drywall prime and 2 coats of paint is all you need. I know the reason isn't he's cheap, but it a moisture control issue. Does anybody know, because I would like to know.

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Does said supplier sell to everyone or contractors only? Often, I can't even find different sized Drywall at the local box stores. In case a need arises again soon, Tyngsboro is only 35 minutes or so away.
We have been buying Our Drywall supplies from them for over 20 years.
They are really great people. They sell to anyone (Not just Contractors) and are very knowledgable and helpful.

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