Paint on Vapor Barrier


Old 06-25-04, 07:33 AM
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Paint on Vapor Barrier

I have gutted the master bedroom down to the studs and block walls. The place is about 30 years old, in Florida, and had no wall insulation or vapor barrier. As I redo the room, I'd like to seal it and insulate it as much as possible. I've received a recommendation to use a vapor retardant paint on the block walls to keep out moisture, rather than just plastic. Should I go with the paint, plastic or both against the block wall, before insulating?
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Old 06-26-04, 01:22 PM
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Down Here I think I would put a V/B paint on the walls.
Dont know how far south you are . But here they nail the furring strips P/T to the walls and insulation then dry wall. You have to think about it. the AC is on here for 8 months. The warm moist air is all on the out side trying to come in.

Old 06-28-04, 08:24 AM
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Thanks, I will paint the V/B on before putting up the studs/furring strips and then insulate. I'm in the Clearwater area and the heat and humidity the past couple weeks have encouraged me to do everything I can to cool down the place. I appreciate it.



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