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Old 10-26-2012, 01:56 PM  
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Default Should I plaster or tape my bathroom walls?

Its a simple question, should I plaster or tape the walls in my bathroom. I am at the point where I need to put sheetrock up and I am trying to decide what is the best option or best recommendation. Thanks!



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If you are talking about a plaster finnish over drywall, you still need to tape the joints.



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Inside the shower will be tile but this will be for everything else. Would it be better to use plaster or should i save the money and just paint the drywall. As you can tell I am a rookie...

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If you are new at it, you will find taping and finnishing the drywall a somewhat daunting job. When you get the walls to that stage is when you would want to make a decision to go further and do a plaster finnish.
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awesome, thanks

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You can't plaster directly over regular drywall. You need water resistant board, usually called blue board, though there are different colors.

And really, I think that a newbie who can't tape and bed a smooth dry wall is gonna have even more problems plastering entire wall smoothly. Mud is lots easier to sand, and you can do some final smoothing with damp sponge. If you are not happy with smoothness of your taped joints, consider a heavy texture to disguise it all.

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I'm probably going to pay someone to plaster as I don't want to ruin my walls. I decided on 5/8 plaster board and got about 75% of it up this past weekend. Man that stuff is heavy

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"5/8 plaster board... Man that stuff is heavy" Ya oughta try 3/4.

I'm still concerned, you've said sheetrock and plaster board, others have said drywall. You hung the proper stuff for plaster?

And the proper stuff for the tiled part?

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I used 1/2" plaster board in the bathroom except for around the tub where i used 3/8 hardyboard. In the other rooms I hung 5/8 plaster board.

I do have one question, in some rooms I still have the original horse hair plaster walls, they stick out from the stud 1-1/4", so I need to match this thickness with new walls. Should I double up 5/8 or is there a 1" plaster board I should use. I'll try to get a picture and post it tonight. Thanks

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Add 1x2s to the studs, they are 3/4" thick, then you can use 1/2 drywall.



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