Replacing drywall in the bathroom.

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Old 11-18-12, 11:05 AM
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Replacing drywall in the bathroom.

Hi again, just another quick question, hopefully the last. So, I need to re sheet rock the lower half of the bathroom(where I took tile out)excluding the tub area where I will be using hardie board. It is 5/8 rock. I planned on using GREEN BOARD, but it is only available in 1/2". So my question, can I use 5/8" regular rock in the bathroom where there will be no water touching it? Thanks!
 
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Old 11-18-12, 11:33 AM
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Can you use the green board & shim the studs with lath?
 
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Unless greenboard is specifically required by local code use regular drywall.
 
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Old 11-18-12, 03:45 PM
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Green board can have issues with paint adhesion and for the most part once regular drywall is primed and painted with a latex enamel it has all the moisture protection it will ever need.
 
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Outside of the tub/shower, I would go with regular drywall.
 
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