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Fight Mold With Paperless Drywall

Switching to fiberglass-faced drywall makes kitchens, baths, and basements more mold resistant, but it also means adopting some new work habits.

For walls in damp environments, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements, paperless (or fiberglass-faced) drywall is a good alternative to the traditional paper-faced material. However, working paperless drywall entails learning a new set of rules. Drywall expert Myron R. Ferguson shares his advice on four new work habits to adopt when you're working with paperless drywall. Ferguson advises using both screws and adhesive to fasten these panels. Also, he advises using hand tools instead of power tools to minimize dust. Inorganic tape helps with the mold resistance of the drywall. Finally, Ferguson says to sand the surfaces that you can, but to skim-coat where you can't.

From Fine Homebuilding210 , pp. 62-65