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Old 07-23-2017, 04:27 PM   #1
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Best Mold Resistant Muds - Higher Moisture Areas


Have never used ProForm XP but came across it the other day.
It claims "Achieves the highest mold resistant scores on industry tests". https://nationalgypsum.com/products/...ProductID=2417

a "perfect 10 on ASTM D3273 mold test"

Anyone use this? For a higher moisture environment (will be using 20minute patch around shower).

Any better ones out there, that are actually sandable?

I also see where Fibafuse tape scores the same.

But I'm really interested in field use over stated claims....

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I figure you're talking about wall around the shower head, and maybe walls outside the wet areas. I don't see an advantage to mentioning and working that angle in a market.

Just patch and prime in the high moisture environments (like bathrooms?), and maybe offer good ventilation (fans) and timers. You can't control the behavior of clients and tenants (eg. cleaning), so best not to go down that road.

As an example, I offer mold treatment and cleaning before a tub recaulk, but I don't focus on the new caulk being mold resistant, even though it will be.

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I figure you're talking about wall around the shower head, and maybe walls outside the wet areas. I don't see an advantage to mentioning and working that angle in a market.

Just patch and prime in the high moisture environments (like bathrooms?), and maybe offer good ventilation (fans) and timers. You can't control the behavior of clients and tenants (eg. cleaning), so best not to go down that road.

As an example, I offer mold treatment and cleaning before a tub recaulk, but I don't focus on the new caulk being mold resistant, even though it will be.
Strangely enough, this one is my bathroom.
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I haven't used the XT, but Proform doesn't mildew as easily as USG.
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I haven't used the XT, but Proform doesn't mildew as easily as USG.
How does it sand?
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How does it sand?
Sands great.
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I never tried that yet. Don't think I've ever seen it at my supplier.


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