What you see is of course a result of thousands of hours of training, but there is also a bit of tricky science in it too. Today I want to talk about water resistance in relation to Olympic Swimmers. If you live near a body of water, go with kids to the beach and ask them to run in the water. Is it easier to run in the water or on the shore?
The product is essentially a more durable gypsum board. Studies show that greenboard is actually weaker than standard drywall when it gets wet and the added thickness helps compensate for this.
This is completely different than greenboard even though they are both available in the same size. Properly Installing Greenboard Cutting Greenboard When installing greenboard on the walls of your home you can install it just like you would standard drywall.
Cut the pieces to size using a sharp utility knife and a metal straightedge. Simply secure the straightedge in place and score through the outer paper coating using a fresh blade. Once the paper is scored you can snap the board off changing its overall size to what you need.
Installing it on Walls When put on the walls of your home you can install water resistant drywall just like standard drywall. Drive drywall screws into the board and the studs behind it. Take care to only go just below the surface of the drywall and try to avoid going through the paper coating entirely.
If you have to go with multiple rows of greenboard on a wall stagger the material to keep seams from lining up. While it will be more difficult to cover up your seams when it comes time to tape and mud them, staggered joints are stronger and more reliable.
Putting it on Ceilings Special care must be taken when putting greenboard drywall on ceilings. This is a good practice to use when securing drywall on a ceiling in general because it makes installations simpler and more secure.
With the strapping in place you can install the greenboard with drywall screws used liberally. Drive the screws to just past the surface but avoid going through the paper entirely. This makes covering the screws easy but preserves the strength of the installation.
Greenboard weakens more than standard drywall does when it gets completely saturated. Since bathroom ceilings tend to collect a great deal of moisture this is a common weak point for the material.
When installed on a ceiling without enough fasteners greenboard is known to fail. Finishing the Drywall Once you have it all locked in place it is time to finish your greenboard installation. To do this you have to mud and tape it completely and put on a layer of protective paint. Coat every seam and all your screw holes with joint compound also called mud using a putty knife.
Now use the putty knife to press drywall tape into each of the seams in between your panels and go back over them with another layer of the compound to cover them and really stick things in place.
Allow this coating to dry and apply one to two more subsequent coatings evening the coatings out so it all blends well.
With the compound covering the walls and ceiling you can begin painting. Now prime and paint the walls using a durable paint designed for bathrooms and other damp environments.
This completes your installation. Greenboard Versus Cement Board While greenboard and cement board are often compared to one another they are very different products with different purposes.
Cement board is a better solution for use around showers or other locations that are going to get very wet, but it needs a moisture barrier behind it which takes more time to install and is more expensive than greenboard.
Greenboard is the faster and more affordable solution for sections of your home that are going to get damp but not really saturated.Toughprint is a carbon efficient, environmentally sound paper replacement, with material qualities from both plastic and traditional pulp paper in the mix.
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Water resistance goes up as the surface area of a submerged body increases. That is the reason swimmers try to make their bodies as compact as possible as they move through the water.
I decided to set up an experiment to investigate with my kids how water resistance slows larger objects moving through the water. Weather Barrier Systems Keep The Elements Out Weather barriers can add lasting durability, comfort, and energy efficiency to the buildings you renovate.
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