Vapor Barrier Primer in Bathroom


Old 08-28-03, 08:02 PM
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Vapor Barrier Primer in Bathroom

In our new bathroom, I plan to prime the drywall (ceiling and walls) with a vapor barrier primer. Is there any reason not to do this? My thoughts are that this will help prevent the shower steam/moisture from damaging the drywall joints over time.
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Old 08-28-03, 08:58 PM
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It won't matter. Ventilation is more important to protect from water damage. Vapor barrier is not waterproof by definition. Almost any two layer combination of latex primer and latex paint constitutes a vapor barrier.

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