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Back to Basics: The 4 Most Popular Drywall Types
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Back to Basics: The 4 Most Popular Drywall Types

Choosing a type of drywall for your upcoming drywall painting project can be challenging. Fortunately, understanding the basics of drywall makes the process easier. In today’s post, Universal Roofing and Exteriors breaks it down for you:

Drywall Types

1. Regular Drywall

Also known as white board, regular drywall is white on one side and brown on the other. It’s the most basic drywall available and also the most economical. Regular drywall comes in a range of sizes and can range in thickness from ?-inch to 1 inch. It’s also arguably the most versatile drywall type in terms of painting and recoloring.

2. Paperless Drywall

As its name suggests, paperless drywall is covered in fiberglass instead of paper. This higher-grade material protects the gypsum board from rot and wear, which means it requires less drywall repair throughout its life span. This drywall has almost the same texture and color options as your regular drywall, but is slightly pricier.

3. Blue Board Drywall

Also known as plaster baseboard, blue board drywall is often used for veneer plastering thanks to the improved absorption qualities of its paper surface. While it’s not exactly waterproof, it has higher water resistance than regular drywall. As a result, it’s also a naturally mold-resistant. We recommend this drywall for moisture-prone areas of your home, such as the kitchen, bathroom, or basement.

4. Type X Drywall

This kind of drywall is arguably the most expensive of the bunch and one of the thickest drywalls you’ll ever find, making it immensely durable and fire-resistant. This drywall is commonly used in apartment buildings or garages that require specific building codes. Do note that because of its thickness, it’s harder to cut and work with.

As your local drywall contractor, Universal Roofing and Exteriors can assist you with any drywall project, be it a small drywall repair to a whole-home interior and exterior painting. Give us a call at (317) 257-0779 for more information on our services. We offer drywall painting and repair in Zionsville, Fishers, and the Northside of Indianapolis, IN.

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