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What size is Blueboard?

Last Updated: 14th June, 2021

Product Length (mm) Width (mm)
7.5 MM BLUEBOARD 2,440 900
7.5 MM BLUE BOARD 2,725 900
7.5 MM BLUE BOARD 3,000 900
7.5 MM BLUE BOARD 1,800 1,200

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Also, what is Blueboard used for?

Blue board drywall is also known as plaster baseboard. Blue board is used for veneer plastering, and the surface paper has special absorption qualities. It has a high water and mold resistance and there are fewer steps involved in veneer plastering.

Additionally, can you use blue board outside? Uses. Cement boards are best used outside the house as siding or in wet areas inside the house such as bathrooms and kitchens, due to their durable and water resistant/waterproof nature. Blueboards are somewhat water-resistant but not waterproof, and preferably should not be used for wet or damp applications.

Consequently, is Blueboard fire rated?

HardieTex blue board base sheet is resistant to damage from termites, rot and fire†.

Can you paint Blueboard?

While it is still drywall, unlike typical drywall, you can paint directly over the blueboard. The surface, prepared to receive coverings, is an ideal surface on which to paint directly as it adheres ideally to a variety of finishes, particularly paint.

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Is Blueboard waterproof?

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What is the difference between Blueboard and drywall?

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How much does Blueboard cost?

Cost to Install Thin Coat Plaster Backing - Blueboard
Qty Low High
32.5 h $1,057 $2,574
0.0 h $0 $0
250 SF $616 $839
Average Cost per Square Foot $2.46 $3.36

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What is Greenboard used for?

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Is Greenboard waterproof?

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What is the difference between green and purple drywall?

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What is Blueboard?

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Can you render over Blueboard?

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What is FC sheeting?

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What is Harditex made of?

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Can u render over cement board?

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Is cement board the same thickness as drywall?

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When did cement board come out?

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Can you use green board in a shower?

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What is Villaboard?

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Can you plaster Blueboard?

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Can you mud and tape Blueboard?

Blue Board Drywall
Blue board is used for veneer plastering, and the surface paper has special absorption qualities. It has a high water and mold resistance and there are fewer steps involved in veneer plastering. Blue board drywall is not made for mud, tape, or paint.