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Step 1

Tools & Materials

Cement board
Moisture-, mold-, and mildew-resistant drywall
Tile or stone
Mildew-resistant grout and caulk
Mildew-resistant primer and/or wall paint

Step 2

Tips for Protecting Your Bathroom

1. In critical, wet areas around tub and shower, install cement board designed for long-term exposure to moisture and humidity.

2. In other parts of the bathroom, use wallboard with moisture, mold, and mildew resistance in the core.

3. Install mildew-resistant caulk and grout.

4. Paint walls with mildew-resistant primer and paint.

Pro Tip

Bathroom Investments add value to a home.

Popular upgrades include tile, stone, multiple showerheads, steam enclosures.

To protect investment from increased moisture, start at the base.

Traditional green board is no longer approved by most building codes.

Cement board can protect tile or stone on walls and floors over the long run.

Pay particular attention to high humidity areas behind mirrors, sinks, and vanities.

Adding an exhaust fan can also help control moisture.