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izzerbean4

11:23AM | 10/27/05
Member Since: 10/26/05
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We are finishing an attic room and have hung greenboard (moisture resistant drywall) on all the walls and ceilings. We would like to have it skim coated with plaster for a smoother finish and also avoid the laborious mud-tape-and-sand process. I heard there is a special orange-colored primer that you can apply to have the plaster adhere to the drywall, if it is non-blueboard. However, none of the DIY stores around here have heard of it or carry it. Any advice?

5slb6

03:31AM | 10/29/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Are they going to use plaster or just regular drywall mud?

izzerbean4

07:15AM | 11/01/05
Member Since: 10/26/05
3 lifetime posts
We were hoping to use regular plaster - but welcome any ideas.

5slb6

02:28PM | 11/05/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Are you sure you are going to use plaster as it dries a bit fast for skimming walls?

izzerbean4

07:55AM | 11/07/05
Member Since: 10/26/05
3 lifetime posts
Yes, we want to use regular plaster.

BV018988

01:57PM | 03/31/19
I have used veneer plaster over 5/8 green board, screwed to studs, over 15 years ago. Looks beautiful and fully tight. Love to hear comments. Also, this was in family rooms of house, not in bathrooms. If I had to use 1/2 blue board, I would double it up (ALWAYS insulating between walls and floors!)

BV018988

02:07PM | 03/31/19
Continuing previous comment... I come from family of plasterers, and nothing looks, or feel (and sounds) like plaster. My family used a scratch, and brown coats, finished with plaster. Once perforated plasterboard became popular, they would “double up” on the brown coat, then finish with the white veneer. Just beautiful, low sound transmission, Joe Cacciatore


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