What is the best drywall for a chemically sensitive person? The wall divides bedroom and bathroom so it must be moisture resistant.


What is the best drywall for a chemically sensitive person? The wall divides bedroom and bathroom so it must be moisture resistant.

Asked by sharon gillerman

They are taking mold out of the wall near the bathroom. Dens Armor Plus is what the restoration company recommends to replace it, and it seems pretty good. But I am still concerned about finishing materials and any adhesives that are used. Can you recommend any low VOC adhesives or finishing materials?

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Jamal Harrell's picture

Gypsum Board Panels: 1) http://www.certainteed.com/airrenew This is definitely worth taking time to review and consider the Product Data and Submittal Sheet for a new innovative drywall product from Certainteed called AirRenew registered M2Tech registered Indoor Air Quality Gypsum Board: http://www.certainteed.com/resources/CTG_2463_AirRenew_M2Tech_DSS_Eng.pdf (Take particular notice of this Specification Information: •AirRenew permanently removes VOCs circulating in the air. •Provides up to 75 years of VOCs absorption, based on tests and analysis. •Continues to absorb VOCs after being painted with water based acrylic (latex) and epoxy paint or covered with breathable wallpaper. •GREENGUARD Gold Certified product. They are marketing it for use in "interior walls and ceilings and is specially designed to offer a healthier living and working environment by improving indoor air quality by taking formaldehyde out of the air and converting it into safe inert compounds. Once they are captured in the board, they cannot be released back into the air. M2Tech registered technology also improves indoor air quality by providing enhanced moisture and mold resistance." 2) http://www.rewallsolutions.com/interiorwallboard/ Another fascinating wallboard option is this product from Rewall. Their marketing material says, "ReWall EssentialBoard is a structural rated panel product made of 100% recycled material. The content is shredded and compressed, giving the user a sustainable and superior performing panel. The ReWall EssentialBoard is made of a water resistant core and surfaced with paper facing on both sides. Custom size boards and optional surface facings such as R-foil or fiberglass mat are available upon request." Their Submittal Sheet also sports many of the same high quality metrics as stated above. It is definitely worth considering too. Drywall Adhesives: Most manufacturers have gotten on the Low - Zero VOC bandwagon now, so finding a suitable adhesive should be easy enough. Tite-Bond, OSI, Locktite, Liquidnail all offer appropriate adhesives. In short, you have plenty of options.