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What to use for walls in bathroom remodel

Old 03-21-16, 10:25 PM
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What to use for walls in bathroom remodel?

I am buying a new house and immediately will need to remodel the bathroom. It is old and doesnt have a shower head, just a tub, also it has tile glued to the wallboard about half way up the walls all the way around the bathroom. All i see on here is arguments so I need to know the works... (I plan to replace all wall board in the bathroom)

1. Vapor barrier behind any of the new wallboard?
2. green board, cement board, mold resistant, or regular wallboard? I plan to just paint the inside of the shower because my budget is about 1500 dollars

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Old 03-22-16, 02:50 AM
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First we need to know what type tub you have and if it will be compatible with a shower set up. The inside of the shower needs to be of 1/2" concrete backer underlayment or a product like Durock. Drywall, even green, is not acceptable in a wet area. Painting the walls won't cut it. You'll need to either use wall panels made for a shower, or tile it. Tile is not expensive and we can walk you through the process. Post a few pictures of your tub set up so we can see what you see. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
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There is no need for greenboard in a modern day bath rm. As Larry said it isn't suitable for wet areas [mainly tub surround] and the areas that do have drywall will be sufficiently protected by primer and latex enamel. Paint is never sufficient for the tub/shower surround! Don't forget to include an exhaust fan if there isn't already one there.
Old 03-22-16, 05:42 AM
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Is the tub a free standing "bear claw foot" style or a built in (flush with walls)? You will use concrete board or durock or whatever brand name is available , but there is no argument on this forum about that.

Do the demo first then get back to us with pics and a better idea of what you want
(full tile to ceiling, half way up or a tub surround).

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