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green board or std drywall in bathroom


Old 06-20-17, 02:26 PM
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green board or std drywall in bathroom

Hi all,
I'm getting conflicting info on the best wall material for my bathroom.

Green board is for moist locations but I read that it doesn't breathe well so standard drywall is the best choice.

Existing drywall is standard type. I'm putting cement board as a tile backer in the shower surround.

Which location is this green board designed for?
Thanks for any clarification or builder insight!
Old 06-20-17, 03:15 PM
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There are other choices besides green board but regular drywall isn't one of them. AFAIK, green board is used outside the shower.
Old 06-20-17, 03:18 PM
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IMO there is no need for greenboard in a bath rm. Regular drywall primed and coated with a latex enamel gives it all the protection it needs although a case can be made for using a bath paint [has extra mildewcide] or mold resistant drywall.
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You got the important part with cement backer board in the shower under the tile.

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