Vapour retarder primers / Guides

Vapor retarder latex primer instead of polyethylene sheet
Air and vapour barriers

Replacing polyethylene vapour barriers with latex paint vapor control

...Vapour retarder latex primers: Firstly, the classification of a material as either an impermeable ‘vapour barrier’ or a semi-permeable ‘vapour retarder’ is determined by how much water vapour passes through the material under specific conditions. There are vapour retarder primers on the market that exceed the requi...

How to insulate basements properly
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...vapour barrier primer © Benjamin Moore Interior gypsum board: Latex paint ( or vapour retarder primer ) is recomended as an interior vapour control layer below grade. It is most important to not include a polyethylene vapour barrier or other vapour impermeable materials that prevent walls from drying. 6 mil...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

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