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Old 11-19-2006, 04:46 AM   #1
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Any of you guys ever use this stuff??

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Old 11-19-2006, 08:28 AM   #2
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We haven't used it, there are only two dealers in our area, I'll call in the morning to see how much it costs per sheet. it sounds like the way of the furture in drywall. the companies who make sheetrock are trying to stop the cash cow of Black Mold.

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I painted some college dorms this summer, some moldy drywall was replaced by the GC with what he said was mold resistant rock, it was a dark purple color on the face. I clicked on the sight above and did'nt see anything about the color. IMHO mold can and will develop anywhere that has water intrusion. To eliminate all mold is impossible, it occurs in nature and has been around for billions of years...
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Purpleboard is all of the rage around here after 3 hurricaines. It has a mold/water resistant paper, kind of like greenboard+1.

I have yet to use the paperless board but am also looking for input.

Truth be known, mold will grow on most moist surfaces. Just look around you. It's on rocks, trees, north facing walls, dead leaves, it's really not very particular. Just add water.
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We use a system by moldblocker, I do not know if they make drywall, but they make a house wrap, caulk, tape, and subfloor adhesive that are mold inhibitors, It comes with a 20 year warranty which is a great selling point here in the south where mold is a serious issue.
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I havent used it however I believe it is made by USG It is NOT supposed to support mold IE no food for the critters, normal rock the paper is a food source for mold. Densearmor I think is almost a fiberglass type facing and back.
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I went to get greenboard last year and my supplier doesn't even carry it any more. Instead they had denshield paperless drywall for the same price. It seemed to be a little heavier but other than that it went up well.
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I've been tossing this stuff around as a marketing gimmick for awhile now. Such as going to only using this instead of drywall, since all we do is bathrooms and bathrooms are a typical area that could have mold issues. It would be marketing gimmick only since our climate is so dry mold is hardly an issue at all, but there is still even a bit of mold hysteria here thanks to all the media attention it gets elsewhere.
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Well last night when I went to Lowes for some spray foam, Lowes is now carrying it here, I was talking with one of the guys from Lowes and he said it will replace the greenboard, he said it was heavier then 5/8's board. Like I was saying the industry is trying to stop and put an end to the Black Mold Cash Cow, don't be surprised if in the next few years this is all we'll be using. They want everyone to think Green Buildings.
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I went to Lowes last night to pick up materials for today's job and I talked with one of the Pro Desk girls and Lowes is getting rid of all their Greenboard and replacing it with the new Dense Armor by GP it will cost $13.48 a sheet.
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I used it for the walls and ceiling in my own bathroom. It has a slight texture compared to the standard sheetrock. It took the paint very well.
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densarmor board needs to be skimed with compound or plaster to get a good finish
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I just found this stuff and used it on a bathroom I just finished. Much better than the green board. It is sweet, jsut like regular drywall! The surface is a little "coarser" than drywall, but it is still flat and looks like regular drywall. You'd have to touch or finish it to understand the "coarse" feel. Use it !!
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I had a customer ask me about this yesterday. Said when we was living in Florida it was all they used(which Teetor confirmed), I didn't even know what he was talking about!

If only I would have seen this thread a day earlier...... Oh Well.
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We were using the purple board (XP board) before Densarmor came out...

Now we use it. It's actually a little less in cost at the Local HD in comparison to our normal Drywall supplier.
I think they are just trying to 'push' the new product.

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