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    DIY Member elgato's Avatar
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    Default Bathroom Drywall

    I am ready to drywall a 5x8 bathroom. The shower will be Swanstone base and surrounds.
    I am considering:

    1. All Densarmor plus
    2. All XP Purple board.
    3. Denshield in the shower area with XP or Densarmor everywhere else.

    On demo the worst damage was in the 12" area where the surround transitions to the rest of the room. The greenboard was bubbling and crumbling. I am not sure if the Denshield would help here.

    Recommendations would be appreciated.

    Thank You
    Last edited by elgato; 11-02-2008 at 03:09 PM. Reason: Question added.

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    I have the same question essentially. I plan to use normal drywall in the bathroom but would consider using purple board for the foot or so above the surround (it mounts to the studs) and ceiling above the shower if it will make a difference. I will not be tiling anything (or I'd use CBU) - just primer and paint.

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    My understanding of the purple board is that it is extra reinforced to withstand abuse and is not supposed to be used in wet areas.

    I would probably stick with the green board and use some mold-resistant paint. Also, make sure there is plenty of ventilation.

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    Green isn't even allowed in some areas (using latest national codes) anymore, being replaced by purple.
    Last edited by topshot; 12-16-2008 at 05:03 AM.

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    I think you are referring to greenboard underneath tile. That is what is not up to code anymore.

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