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Densarmor vs greenboard level of risk

thegiz | Posted in General Questions on

Hi hope all is well. Just finishing up insulating and framing basement. I have 2in ngx XPS insulation with 1×4 strapping. Running a dehumidifier for entire space at 60%. Ready to pick up drywall. I have worked with regular drywall before, actually learned through a q and a on this site. Greenboard is 15 bucks a sheet at box store, they have a drywall supplier that has densarmor plus for 28 a sheet, it’s about a 35min drive. So I guess my question is, should I spend double on densarmor, do I need the extra protection? Also will there be a learning curve to finishing densarmor, is it heavier, harder to finish?

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    Akos | | #1

    I've never installed anything other than regular drywall in a basement. If you have taken care of moisture issues, there is no risk of mold, not much point for anything fancy.

    The only spot I've installed fiberglass faced drywall is in areas that can see the occasional flooding. It is a bit harder to finish, generally best to skim coat the whole surface with a thinned out mud.

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