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What kind of drywall do you use for plaster?

Asked by Caren Masser on September 12, 2021

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Quarter-inch drywall-is often used to cover damaged plaster walls and also for curved areas because it bends easier than thicker drywall. Then the 1/4-inch-thick drywall can be double layered to get to the conventional 1/2 inch thickness to match the rest of the wall.

Is there asbestos in plaster? Plaster only has to be comprised of 1% asbestos to be considered an-asbestos containing material (ACM) and therefore a health hazard. Older brands of cement may have asbestos fibers in the plaster mix. Most houses don't have asbestos plaster in them.

What is the difference between green and purple drywall? What's the difference between PURPLE® drywall and traditional green drywall? Traditional green drywall (also known as greenboard) is only moisture-resistant. PURPLE® drywall, only made by National Gypsum, is superior because it offers moisture, mold and mildew_resistance.

How much weight can drywall hold? How much weight can drywall hold without anchors? This can be 5 to 10pounds, but keep in mind that the drywall is an extremely brittle material and, it is not strong enough to hold the weight for a longer period of time.