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Old 02-21-2015, 07:06 AM   #1
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Bathroom ceiling drywall reno


I have to replace part of a ceiling in a bathroom Reno and the existing drywall (>45 years old) is 3/8" and I would like to put up 3/8" moisture resistant drywall. Does anyone make it?
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I doubt it--your best bet is to either remove all of the ceiling drywall and go with 1/2"

OR--add 3/8 inch furring strips to the missing section --then overlay the entire ceiling with 1/2"---there is no reason to use moisture resistant drywall--after priming and two coats of quality paint---standard drywall will be fine.
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Agreeing with Mike. After painting the drywall it will become moisture resistant. To avoid getting nail pops 10 years later don't use nails...use sheet rock screws
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I doubt it--your best bet is to either remove all of the ceiling drywall and go with 1/2"

OR--add 3/8 inch furring strips to the missing section --then overlay the entire ceiling with 1/2"---there is no reason to use moisture resistant drywall--after priming and two coats of quality paint---standard drywall will be fine.
I have never heard of 3/8 inch furring strips Mike, is this something new?
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I have a table saw----so the strips are made to whatever thickness is needed.
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