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Posted 2013-07-17T11:21:50+0000  by sinatrasworld2 sinatrasworld2

Hey sinatrasworld2,


Thank you for your question and welcome to the community!


Installing drywall is much like any other room of your home; but its the materials in certain areas that can really make a difference.


For example, if this is a full bath, you will need to install tile backerboard in shower or constantly wet vertical areas instead of drywall.Even if you aren't placing tile directly over it, the backerboard is the absolute best surface for wet areas. You can cover them up using paneling, so the rough surface isn't seen.


Failure to do so will give you a breeding ground for mold and mildew and actually rot the wall you installed. To find out more about tile backerboard, click here.


For other areas, you can use a moisture-resistant drywall panels that are also impervious to mold. These sheets are found below. Click on the image for more information.

SHEETROCK Brand Mold Tough 8 ft. x 48 in. x 1/2 in. Gypsum Panel


As for installing this type of drywall, click on the image below for our project guide detailing how to install drywall.

Steps to install drywall


After the drywall is up, now it's time to finish it up using drywall tape and sanding. Click on the image below for more information.

taping joints


Once the drywall is finally installed, now you are ready to prime and paint.


Let me know if you have any further questions regarding drywall, or other projects in your bathroom or home.



Posted 2013-07-17T19:15:28+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL
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