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Old 04-15-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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I am currently remodeling a small bathroom down to the studs and installing an acrylic tub/surround from Sterling. I have an exhaust fan (there's no window) and this bathroom gets HEAVY use, so I'm trying to determine what the best wall and ceiling covering would be.

I've read about greenboard, fiberock, Zinsser mildew resistant paints, etc. To really moisture-proof this bathroom, should I install any kind of barrier behind any greenboard/backerboard? Or should a membrane go over the greenboard, like Kerdi etc.? (probably a stupid question, I know). I know there are acrylic panels as well, but not sure if they can go directly to studs and how effective they are. I've also read people on the forums not liking the expense of those as well.


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Green board or Denshield is what I would use.
There's going to be some say just use reguler drywall to save a few bucks but why take the chance by cheaping out.
No barrier needed under or over it, just a Primer like Zineer 123 and paint rated for bathrooms.
DO NOT FALL FOR THE PRIMER IN ONE SCAM.

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Green board or Denshield is what I would use.
There's going to be some say just use reguler drywall to save a few bucks but why take the chance by cheaping out.
No barrier needed under or over it, just a Primer like Zineer 123 and paint rated for bathrooms.
DO NOT FALL FOR THE PRIMER IN ONE SCAM.
So just attach the Greenboard or Denshield to the studs with no other waterproofing? Yeah, I figured on priming separately. Thanks!
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