Exposed Mineral Wool Insulation
Is it advisable to paint exposed mineral wool batt insulation with a latex paint or intumescent paint in order to limit/prevent air born mineral fibers?
We are planning to use Rockwool safe and sound batts on our basement ceiling to reduce noise transmission. We would like to find a way to leave the mineral wool bats uncovered for access to the joists.
There is no vapor barrier/retarder on the bottom side of the sub floor. Will installing the mineral wool insulation and then applying a vaper retarder (painting) the insulation be an issue for moisture? We live in zone 4. The basement walls are insulated.
Additionally – Would using an intumescent paint be beneficial for covering exposed wiring(romex) and plumbing(pex/pvc)?
Thank you ~ Bob
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