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Frequently Asked Questions

Can gypsum board be painted?

All properly prepared gypsum board surfaces which are to be painted shall be primed with a minimum of one coat of a good quality drywall primer (or other material manufactured especially for the purpose) to equalize the absorption between the gypsum board face paper, joint compound, and skim coating materials.

Can you paint exterior drywall?

Before you apply those, however, you need to seal the drywall and mud with primer. If you paint over fresh drywall with regular wall paint, you'll have a hard time getting an even finish. You may get acceptable results by using self-priming wall paint.

Is gypsum board good for exterior?

Exterior Gypsum Sheathing is recommended for use in residential or commercial buildings, and provides fire resistance and additional structural strength when used under exterior finishes such as wood, metal or vinyl siding, masonry veneer, stucco, shingles, etc.

What's the difference between gypsum board and plaster?

Gypsum board became a durable surface that could be screwed or nailed to studs of any structure at half the cost of plaster and at twice the speed. Since it was not wet like plaster, it could be painted right away and thus got the nickname “drywall.”

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