I have a friend who has walls supposedly called "plasterboard'. It has a
raised texture that I have seen in other new homes. Like the texture is
already on the board??? He calls it plasterboard. Anyway, he had some water
damage and pulled part of the all off of the studs. It really looks just
like drywall from with a prefab texture. He got a quote to fix about a 10'
x 5' area for $1400. He said it was so expensive because it was this
special plasterboard. I know that if it were drywall that materials alone
would only be about $50 and maybe $200 for a couple of trips by a drywall
Question is, do you know what this plasterboard is and does this price seem
reasonable for plasterboard???
Nope. And from your story about it, don't want to. Sounds kinda like
"knockdown" interior wall finish- spray on joint compound and partly
trowel it smooth after drying a bit- which one might do to match
friend's repair. (Can't hurt to try, for the price.)
IMHO, this is all a kludge to cover up crappy drywall/taping work.
$1400? Sounds like larceny.
Go to a paint store with a sample of the wall and see if they have a
textured roller to match it
Yep, my buddy bought a brand new house out in Seattle, he said every new
construction that he looked at had this popcorn like fininsh on the walls.
All to save time on finishing the job but they claim it's an 'added
It might also be drywall with a knock down coat as mentioned in
The only other thing i can think of is that it's "blueboard" with a
proper plaster skim coat, then textured plaster. I imagine that would
look like "pretextured" drywall if removed.
I've not done this type of work, so i don't know how much it should
cost... but 1400 *sounds* like it is high for 10x5 area.
Ich habe keine Ahnung was das bedeutet, oder vielleicht doch?
Plasterboard, drywall, gypsum, etc. are all names
for the same thing.
They made something like that for older trailer
houses. It was a 3/8" gypsum board with a
finished texture, but I doubt they make it any
more. That stuff was quite different from the
common knockdown texture and would be impossible
to simulate with a knockdown texture; might be
able to simulate with a special roller.
In any case, $1400 to replace a 10' x 5' area is
ridiculous. Cover the whole wall with good
paneling, paper the wall, do a knockdown texture
on that wall, replace the wall with regular gypsum
and paint, all of which would be way cheaper than
"Plasterboard, drywall, gypsum, etc. are all names
for the same thing. "
I thought as well until a thread on this ng back in Mar 2005 that I
researched the product (button board) & while I was at iit I found out
the difference between plasterboard & regular drywall (or USG's
"Plaster is possible over regular drywall but it is not the exact right
Plaster Board is designed as the substrate for interior plaster finish.
It is available in 3/8", 1/2", and 5/8" Fire Code
it absorbs water faster than regular drywall
so despite the fact we all (me too) refer to all drywall products w/
seemingly interchangeable names pasterboard is (was?) a somewhat
different animal, though probably close to extinction. I have not seen
it in a long time & a web search seems to find only in AU & NZ.
I plasterboard comes with blue paper as opposed to white for regular or
green for the "water baord" flavor
$1400 is nuts, I'd remove the damage area back to some logical break,
use regular drywall & texture to match; someone is blowing smoke
Look at ...
WRT $1400: if it's plasterboard, and it's got a textured plaster
surface, maybe that's what pasterers get?
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