Moisture resistant plasterboard utilises a variety of different additives, combining them with plasterboard’s gypsum core to enhance the material’s resistance to damp and moisture.
It can be used in a variety of contexts but is particularly useful in places where damp is a recurring issue, such as garages and loft conversions. At Insulation Express, we stock a variety of top-quality moisture-resistant products from some of the industry’s preferred brands.
Benefits of Moisture Resistant Plasterboard
Protects your application from water-related damage.
Prevents mould and staining from occurring.
Increases the longevity of your interior decor in moist locations.
Where should you use moisture resistant plasterboards?
Moisture resistant plasterboard should be used in any humid areas of the home or places where water or steam is often present. Typical examples of where to use moisture resistant plasterboard include kitchens, bathrooms, en-suite bathrooms, damp proof courses and wet rooms.
Does moisture resistant plasterboard stop damp?
Moisture resistant plasterboard is designed to protect your walls and structure from water damage. While they prevent mould from forming, they cannot prevent damp completely. For example, if they are installed on a wall with an existing damp problem or if the problem that is leading to damp is left untreated.
Can I paint straight onto a moisture resistant plasterboard?
You can paint directly onto a moisture resistant plasterboard however, you will need to apply a plaster bonding agent to the boards to help the paint stick better.
Which moisture resistant products are available at Insulation Express?
We have a selection of high-performance, moisture resistant plasterboards available. Popular choices include the Knauf Moisture Panel, which has additives specifically designed to repel moisture.
If you’re looking for a great all-rounder, you can’t miss the Glasroc F MultiBoard. Not only does it have high levels of moisture tolerance, it also offers excellent fire performance while being strong and durable.