Vapour barrier paint / Discussions

Can you use a vapour retarder paint on the ceiling instead of using a poly vapour barrier?

...vapour barrier joins in with your walls? Vapour barrier paint (or Vapor barrier paint in the U.S. ) is more of a solution for walls rather than ceilings to prev...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten June 8, 2019, 3:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...vapour barrier laytex paint. Which EPS thickness should I go with? Concrete Slab: DMX aiflow dimple mats +(3/4" EPS, needed? ) +OSB +flooring of choice Head...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?

...vapour barrier paint (or vapour retarder primer) check with an inspector ahead of time. As for the toxicity, We used Benjamin Moore vapor barrier paint which wa...

Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 Responses

I'm looking at installing rigid insulation the exterior of My Double brick 1880s

...vapour barrier on the outside of a building, so hold that thought. Not having an interior vapour barrier can be rectified, but creating an air barrier after the...

Posted by Gordon CASWELL Dec. 13, 2019, 11:38 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...vapour barrier on the exterior sheathing and therefor have never needed to worry about poly vs. vapour barrier paint. In my opinion, the paint seems like a grea...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 4 Responses

How can I solve a moisture problem in attic from 1941 home?

...barrier vs vapor barrier concepts. My house is above a dirt crawl space. And we have a very high water table at 18 inches!!! It is definately a part of my stack...

Posted by Rachel Katz June 8, 2019, 4:06 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?

...vapour barrier. XPS has a nice R value per inch, but again, if you refer to that page on rigid board insulation above you'll see that it's also a vapour barri...

Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 6 Responses

Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...barriers in basements for more information ). Then we would add rigid insulation panels , a stud wall with batts, and drywall with latex paint. But - the asse...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

How do you best use polyiso insulation in a basement?

...barrier & ½” gypsum drywall, sealed with drywall sealer and painted with vapor barrier paint. What problems do you see with this detail? Thank you Polyiso rig...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 24, 2020, 7:45 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you insulate a ceiling and finish it on the inside with wood?

...barrier and or a vapour barrier. But yes, you could finish it with wood afterwards, and here is a link to a page that may help for choosing a wood type, it is a...

Posted by antonija klotz Oct. 20, 2019, 7:31 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Should I insulate my basement ceiling?

...paint on the blocks. Thanks in advance If your intention to insulate the ceiling is simply for energy efficiency and to provide comfort for the one winter tha...

Posted by Nina Hartt March 21, 2019, 8:23 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses