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08-08-2011, 07:06 AM
I just finished installing a 4-piece fiberglass tub and shower surround. Should I use greenboard or regular drywall (or something else) on the walls above the shower?

08-08-2011, 08:02 AM
Are the walls and ceiling going to receive tile or just paint.

Green drywall is junk in my opinion and no worth any premium over regular drywall. Invest in a good primer (Zissner Cover Stain) and excellent bathroom paint if you are going that route. Drywalling ceilings you should work with a ceiling drywall or 12" center joists.

If your setting tile on those walls 1/2" cement board or 1/2" hardie work great - so does Green EBoard. Green EBoard is not green drywall.


Good Luck


08-08-2011, 08:26 AM
Just paint - and I will take your advice on using quality paint and primer. Thanks.