Drywall or greenboard above shower stall?

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by TheMarq, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. TheMarq

    TheMarq New Member

    Messages:
    9
    I just finished installing a 4-piece fiberglass tub and shower surround. Should I use greenboard or regular drywall (or something else) on the walls above the shower?
  2. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

    Messages:
    4,827
    Location:
    North Vancouver, BC
    Are the walls and ceiling going to receive tile or just paint.

    Green drywall is junk in my opinion and no worth any premium over regular drywall. Invest in a good primer (Zissner Cover Stain) and excellent bathroom paint if you are going that route. Drywalling ceilings you should work with a ceiling drywall or 12" center joists.

    If your setting tile on those walls 1/2" cement board or 1/2" hardie work great - so does Green EBoard. Green EBoard is not green drywall.

    [​IMG]

    Good Luck

    JW
  3. TheMarq

    TheMarq New Member

    Messages:
    9
    Just paint - and I will take your advice on using quality paint and primer. Thanks.
Similar Threads: Drywall greenboard
Forum Title Date
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Repairing old greenboard and drywall shower wall Jan 21, 2010
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Purple or regular drywall with Kerdi membrane or Ardex 8+9? Looking at the best option Sunday at 8:47 AM
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Tile to drywall: A nicer looking out side corner Aug 9, 2014
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Why does drywall work in a Kerdi Shower? Jan 26, 2014
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog City of Palo Alto rejects any drywall in wet areas - suggestions for backing? Mar 21, 2012

Share This Page