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Old 11-01-2012, 11:08 AM  
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I still got the concern, some people use "plaster board" as synonym for drywall or the trade name Sheetrock. It does not have the proper paper face needed to plaster over.

Other people use "plaster board" for blue board or other panels made for veneer plastering.

So if you are going to plaster, do not do it over regular dry wall. And, I still fel that tape and bed is easier for most DIYer's than plastering. You can skim coat drywall with mud and get a plaster look. The mud drys slower, you don't have to work as fast, and it is very easy to sand smooth if your trowling is not smooth.

No need to double panel walls. Do you have a table saw? You can rip 5/8"" strips from 2x and nail over studs, put 5/8 sheetrock over that. Rip strips from 5/8 plywood, they don't have to have consitant width or even straight sides. Cut strips of 5/8 sheet rock. nail 1X2 furring to studs and use 1/2" sheetrock if you are willing to have thinner panels. Some of the cheaper, rougher cut 1X2 furring strips sold at big boxes as furring are actually closer to 5/8 than 3/4.
Or use 1/2" plywood furring and 3/4 sheetrock. Like I said that's heavier than what you're using.


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It must be true, neal, great minds sink ships. Or sumthin....Loose lips dribble soup and beer alike... It's just that your's types faster and in shorter responses.


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I appreciate the concern, I purchased the plaster board/blue board from home depot. I only referenced it as plaster board as that is what they have it listed, although it is label blue, the face is grey.

Since I am using blue board, do I need to tape the joints or will the plaster fill the joints? Thanks
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You always have to tape the joints. Evan your concrete board for the shower has special tape and you fill the joints with thin set.
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thanks, i appreciate your help!


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