Paper drywall tape leaves the potential for mold growth
Why are you spending all your effort and resources on moisture and mold resistant drywall and then finishing it with a standard, drywall paper tape? That is what often happens.
In high moisture areas such as bathrooms and kitchens you need to make sure that you do not erode the added value of the drywall by finishing with standard tapes. There are fiberglass mesh drywall tapes that provide the best defense against mold and moisture when used with mold-resistant treated paper and paperless drywall.
How to Prevent Mold Growth
Mold requires four things to grow - the right temperature, oxygen, moisture and food. Remove one of these pillars and you can prevent growth.
Conditions needed for mold growth:
- The right temperature
Temperature and oxygen are hard to control in an indoor environment so that leaves moisture and food. In this case, by removing the paper drywall tape you are removing the food source and maintaining the integrity of your moisture and mold resistant walls.
Always keep in mind that everything is a system and you need to consider all aspects of the wall assembly and how you want it to perform or you may not get the outcome you were striving for.