DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Painting Forum > Vapor Barrier Paint





Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-14-2011, 08:30 PM  
WallyPop
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: , NYS
Posts: 19
Default Vapor Barrier Paint

The walls of my attached, unheated, garage also double as interior walls of my family room and breakfast/mudroom area. Recently, thanks to my grandkids helpfully deciding to wash our cars while the cars were still in the garage, their wildly spraying water hose, water damaged my garage wall sheet rock. I removed most of the unsalvageable sheetrock, including the underlying, 30 year old, settled fiberglass insulation. In my removing this old insulation the vapor barrier paper on the living area side of the wall got stripped, tore and was scrapped. Luckily, none of the living area sheetrock suffered any damage; however vapor blockage is no longer properly in effect.

How to repair?

My original intent was to cut plastic sheet to size, staple it in place and then install bare fiberglass batts. Quickly became apparent, it's too much of a chore steering the plastic around wiring cables, electrical boxes, etc,.

An alternative idea came to mind! If I only had a vapor barrier paint, I'd painlessly solve my problem.

I'm here now to probe your collective wisdom(s).

1. Is there really such an effective paint available? Google suggests there is. Consumer reports doesn't. DIY forum real world experiences offer?

2. Any other suggestions/approaches?

Thanks, appreciate any help you may offer.

WallyPoP



__________________
WallyPop is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-15-2011, 07:33 PM  
Dionysia
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: , KS
Posts: 98
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

What about cutting some fanfold insulation to size and putting in the cavities?



__________________
Dionysia is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-15-2011, 07:40 PM  
paul52446m
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Houghton Lake, Mi.
Posts: 435
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WallyPop View Post
The walls of my attached, unheated, garage also double as interior walls of my family room and breakfast/mudroom area. Recently, thanks to my grandkids helpfully deciding to wash our cars while the cars were still in the garage, their wildly spraying water hose, water damaged my garage wall sheet rock. I removed most of the unsalvageable sheetrock, including the underlying, 30 year old, settled fiberglass insulation. In my removing this old insulation the vapor barrier paper on the living area side of the wall got stripped, tore and was scrapped. Luckily, none of the living area sheetrock suffered any damage; however vapor blockage is no longer properly in effect.

How to repair?

My original intent was to cut plastic sheet to size, staple it in place and then install bare fiberglass batts. Quickly became apparent, it's too much of a chore steering the plastic around wiring cables, electrical boxes, etc,.

An alternative idea came to mind! If I only had a vapor barrier paint, I'd painlessly solve my problem.

I'm here now to probe your collective wisdom(s).

1. Is there really such an effective paint available? Google suggests there is. Consumer reports doesn't. DIY forum real world experiences offer?

2. Any other suggestions/approaches?

Thanks, appreciate any help you may offer.

WallyPoP
Don't know what it was, but when i redone my bathroom i bought dome white paint, that was a little costly, but it stopped moisture from going into the drywall. I would say that would be a vapor barrier? Paul
__________________
paul52446m is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2011, 01:26 PM  
WallyPop
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: , NYS
Posts: 19
Default

Appreciate the suggestion. Already possess unbacked fiberglass batts, which is why I need to vapor barrier the living area sheetrock and keep moisture out of the cold side of 2x4 wall structure, which I will subsequently re-sheetrock to finish off the garage.

Fanfold would be tricky to fit in between the studs because of electric cable runs, outlet and switch boxes,etc. in the cavities. It too would still need vapor barrier protection as above.

__________________
WallyPop is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2011, 01:35 PM  
WallyPop
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: , NYS
Posts: 19
Default

Paul522......

Thanks for the reply.

The white paint approach sounds promising. Any clues regarding brand name, where to purchase, sprayable, etc. Also any idea as to whether it really work(s)ed as a vapor barrier? I'd probably need about 4-5 gallons so may be able to purchase more economically.



__________________
WallyPop is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Vapor Barrier Question awhitehouse General Home Improvement Discussion 6 08-29-2009 08:52 AM
vapor barrier derekm Framing and Foundation 7 09-08-2008 06:06 AM
Vapor barrier for floor guyod Flooring 7 05-13-2008 11:56 PM
Vapor Barrier drbert Introductions 3 02-01-2008 03:01 PM
Vapor Barrier drbert Insulation and Radiant Barriers 2 01-31-2008 06:42 PM