What kind of drywall is mold resistant?
Green drywall is a type of drywall that's mold resistant and is used in applications where moisture can be an issue—so most commonly, bathrooms.
Can you make regular drywall mold resistant?
Use a material other than paper for the outer layer on the drywall panels. This form of mold-resistant drywall typically uses fiberglass mesh instead of paper for the facing and backing. Because fiberglass is a non-organic material, mold has no food source necessary to colonize for it to colonize.
Is mold resistant drywall worth it?
Mold resistant drywall grows mold and mildew much slower than regular drywall, but it's only worth the investment if you install it in rooms that are most prone to damp problems and if you put preventative efforts into keeping your interior dry and moisture-free.
Excellent working properties including improved score and snap, reduced dust, and improved strength to weight ratio. Excellent sag resistance. Test results show overall sag on tested assembly to be equivalent to 5/8" Type X gypsum board.
Mold And Mildew Resistant Paint Comparison Chart
|Rust-Oleum Perma-White Paint||Self Primer||1 gal|
|Fiberlock-Aftershock Fungicidal Coating||Interiors||1 gal|
|Kilz Masonry, Stucco & Brick Paint||All Surfaces||1 gal|
|Rust-Oleum Watertite 5001||Exterior||1 gal|
However, people generally confuse it with water-resistant drywall. Water-resistant drywall is commonly referred to as green board in the trade. However, mold-resistant drywall doesn't have the paper facing and has fiberglass instead. Paper is an organic material that ultimately can become mold and mildew food.
Function. The green side should face toward you when you install greenboard. The brownish side should face away. Another way to identify the correct side is to install the greenboard so the beveled edges face outward.
“Green drywall (also known as greenboard) is only moisture-resistant. PURPLE®drywall, only made by National Gypsum, is superior because it offers moisture, mold and mildew resistance. In addition, many PURPLE® drywall products offer added benefits, including resistance to scratches, scuffs, dents and sound.
Blue board and green board are both designed for use in applications where regular drywall wouldn't be sufficient. Blue board is for walls that will be finished with veneer plaster. The other specialized wallboard product -- green board -- is intended for use in areas that will be regularly exposed to moisture.