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Metal Studs Telegraphing

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Quick question that will hopefully have an easy answer.

A family friend bought a house about a year ago and no issues with the house, which was built about 5 to 6 years ago.

The issue is that each and every metal stud telegraphs through the paint. Its not drywalled, but finished with "yellow Dens Glass".

Thy have a pellet stove in the basement where the issue occurs. ALL walls are affected, not just ones against the foundation, but even the ones splitting rooms in the middle of the basement.

This isn't a pressing issue, but more of a learning experience to see what causing this. Thanks for all your replies.
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Sounds like thermal bridging ->http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_bridge :thumbsup:
Sir Mixalot said:
Sounds like thermal bridging ->http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_bridge :thumbsup:
After a quick skim of that article, it makes sense, since 3 of 4 walls affected are against, or near, the poured foundation walls.

The fourth wall splits a "furnace room", essentially an unconditioned space, from the conditioned space.

If this is the case, what's the best remedy, if any?
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After a quick skim of that article, it makes sense, since 3 of 4 walls affected are against, or near, the poured foundation walls.

The fourth wall splits a "furnace room", essentially an unconditioned space, from the conditioned space.

If this is the case, what's the best remedy, if any?
I would get a couple cans of Kilz and spot prime the telegraphing areas, then prime the walls (w/ a latex stain blocking primer) and paint. When they show back up, time to paint again. Hopefully it's another 5 or 6 years. :thumbsup:
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