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MR plasterboard in bathroom and paint HELP please :)

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by kimmy441, 2 Dec 2018.

  1. kimmy441

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    Hi all,

    We are having our bathroom re-done and are on a budget and time constraint due to baby bump growing fast! My husband took off all the bathroom tiles (floor to ceiling) yesterday and the walls are uneven and going to be difficult, time-consuming and costly to plaster. My builder has suggested, as we are not tiling the bathroom (except for the shower) to put up moisture resistant boarding.

    My question is, can I then paint a bathroom paint directly on top of this boarding? Does it need any bonding agent or sealant on it too? We are not looking at having it skimmed over as the instructions say to not use plaster.

    Thank you in advance

    Kimmy
     
  2. bobasd

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    why not post photos of the walls?
    exactly what boards are you talkin about?
    will you have a bath - an a separate shower enclosure?
     
  3. blup

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    You can paint plasterboard moisture resistant or not, I just used ordinary emulsion and tiled those areas that would be splashed i.e above the sink and a couple of rows above the bath.

    Others use all kinds of specialist paints but I have had no problems with mine, the key is getting good ventilation like an extractor fan or a good old fashioned opening window.

    Good luck with the project and your baby!

    Blup
     
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