Drywall or greenboard above shower stall?

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

  1. TheMarq

    TheMarq New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    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 for both Canada & the US

    Jul 20, 2009
    Design Work World Wide: Bathrooms Vancouver Area
    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.


    Good Luck

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  4. TheMarq

    TheMarq New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Just paint - and I will take your advice on using quality paint and primer. Thanks.
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