Originally Posted by Maintenance 6
Why not just drywall it and match the sand textured finish? Sure beats plastering at three times the weight, and unknown amount of extra labor. That's why it's tough to even find a plasterer anymore. Practically any plaster finish can be duplicated on drywall.
Really? That was one of my primary concerns, duplicating the finish of the rest of the house, which is a ver light / fine sand type texture, but quite smooth still. I am curious, do you just duplicate the textures with regular durabond or plus 3?
My other thought / concern is that I thought that plaster would be more durable and more moisture resistant since this is a room with a hot tub.
I have 22 sheets of "blue board" that I draged home last night, at 55 POUNDS a sheet for 1/2 inch. From what I have learned, it is designed for a veneer plaster only.
The veneer plaster system sound good from what I have read, and sounds much easier to apply. It does list as one of it's disadvantages that it is not quite as moisture resistant as traditional plaster. I am kind of worried about that.