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Glass mat gypsum board is a better choice. Sheets of glass mat gypsum are made from water-resistant silicone-treated gypsum, reinforced on both sides by fiberglass mats. DensShield is one common brand. It is easier to cut than cement board, it is mold resistant, and it has a built-in moisture barrier.

Answered by: Programmer Hobbyist Date created: Jun 24, 2022

Can you use 1/4 inch cement board on floors?

Asked By: Abdennour TOUMI Date created: Jun 19, 2022

Floors. Both 1/4- and1/2-inch cement board are appropriate for floors. To install cement board on floors, cement board manufacturers mandate a 5/8-inch plywood subfloor or OSB underlayment. They also require a 3/4-inch subfloor where tile size exceeds 12 inches.

Answered By: culebrón Date created: Jun 20, 2022

What can I use instead of plaster of Paris?

Asked By: JBaczuk Date created: Jun 20, 2022

Gesso is a mix of plaster of Paris and glue used as a surface for painting and as a base for low relief or carved surfaces before painting or gilding. Alternatives include chalk and water, lime and water, soy powder and water, acrylic undercoat from the hardware store, matte medium or gelatin.

Answered By: Aristotle Pagaltzis Date created: Jun 23, 2022

Can you paint cement board in shower?

Asked By: Gordon Date created: Jun 17, 2022

Can you paint cement board in shower? Not likely. but Hardie backer board's official installation tutorial says it can be finish with paint. Use the backer board on the tiled part, and use the moisture resistant drywall on the rest.

Answered By: Janusz Skonieczny Date created: Jun 17, 2022

What plaster do I use for skimming?

Asked By: eis Date created: Jun 11, 2022

Multifinish is ideal for (indeed, is manufactured for) using as a finishing plaster when there are a variety of backing surfaces to be covered. Board Finish: Board finish plaster is used on surfaces with low – medium suction. Plasterboard and Dry-Coat plaster will accept Board Finish well.

Answered By: paxdiablo Date created: Jun 14, 2022

Can you use Liquid Nails on cement board?

Asked By: CherryDT Date created: Jun 25, 2022

Can I use liquid nails or glue with HardieBacker® cement board? No. ... It is a structural adhesive generally used to bond the subfloor to the floor joists just prior to nailing. It creates a very solid joint between the surface of the floor joist and the subfloor and aids in reducing floor squeak.

Answered By: user3188445 Date created: Jun 28, 2022

Do I need to waterproof cement board in shower?

Asked By: samwize Date created: Jun 15, 2022

Here's what the TCNA handbook has to say about the matter: “A waterproof membrane or vapor retarder membrane must be specified to prevent moisture intrusion and protect adjacent building materials.” ~B412 Bathtub or shower with prefabricated receptor. Cement board or Fiber-cement board.

Answered By: Evan Mulawski Date created: Jun 15, 2022

Can cement board stop a bullet?

Asked By: teunbrand Date created: Jun 13, 2022

Registered. You can always use cement board or 5/8ths fire resistant board on the interior walls and fill in between with sand. Instead of 2x4 walls use 2x6. Sand works wonders for stopping sound, insulating and stopping bullets.

Answered By: JLRishe Date created: Jun 14, 2022

Do you need plastic behind cement board?

Asked By: Maurice Date created: Jun 09, 2022

Their online instructions/diagrams show no use of a vapor barrier. You should, so that any moisture that gets behind the cement board runs into the tub or shower instead of into your wall cavity (causing rot or mold/mildew).

Answered By: Nam G VU Date created: Jun 09, 2022

What can I use instead of a concrete slab?

Asked By: Aprillion Date created: Jun 25, 2022

Gravel is one of the more common alternatives to concrete. There are a few different types you can find in the home improvement store that can replace concrete cement used for driveways and walkways. These include pea gravel, crushed stone, and quarry process....Gravel.Pavers.Timber sleepers.Asphalt.Resin.Sand.Mulch.

Answered By: Hooked Date created: Jun 28, 2022

Can I use deck screws for cement board?

Asked By: Rahul Sharma Date created: Jun 22, 2022

It's best to use the cement board screw, but a deck screw will do just fine. ... Use screws designed for cement board like Rock-On screws. They start easier than drywall screws in CBUs. They're easier to use, don't rust as easily and hold better.

Answered By: cmbuckley Date created: Jun 25, 2022

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